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Early voting an attractive option to many as election pre-polling officially opens in Wagga

Byaayme

May 9, 2022

More than 500 pre-polling stations have opened their doors to early voters as the Australian Electoral Commission gives Australians two weeks to cast their votes prior to May 21.

The only pre-polling place open prior to this Saturday is on Trail Street in Central Wagga, between the Forum 6 Cinemas and Wagga Bowl.

There, keen and already decided voters trickled in yesterday morning, taking the first available opportunity to have their say on the Riverina’s next representative.

21-year-old Kooringal resident Hamish McDonald took it upon himself to get his democratic duties out of the way early.

“I wanted to make sure I got my vote in quickly before it got hectic on the actual day,” he said.

With his mind already made up, Mr McDonald said he looked to both local candidates and party leaders to decide his vote.

“About 50/50,” he said.

Keith Sterling attended the Trail Street polling station early on its first day open for similar reasons.

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