Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac region ratepayers can pop into the select polling booths from Monday March 16 until the eve of the election. Photo: Brett Wortman
Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac region ratepayers can pop into the select polling booths from Monday March 16 until the eve of the election. Photo: Brett Wortman

Pre-polling: Where to avoid the crowds and vote early

EAGER voters can skip the lines and crowds of election day and cast their vote in early voting centres across the region.

Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac region ratepayers can pop into the select polling booths from Monday March 16 until the eve of the election.

WHERE:

Mackay Regional Council

500 Pavilion, Mackay Showgrounds, Milton St, Mackay.

Whitsunday Regional Council

Shop 15, Whitsundays Shopping Centre, 226 Shute Harbour Rd, Cannonvale.

Proserpine Whitsunday Freemason Lodge, 29 Chapman St, Proserpine.

Collinsville Community Centre, Cnr Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville.

PCYC Bowen, Cnr Hay St and Queen St, Bowen.

Isaac Regional Council

Dysart Civic Centre, 16 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Dysart.

Note: Only division two residents will be able to use early voting booths.

Opening times:

Monday, March 16, 9am - 5pm

Tuesday, March 17, 9am - 5pm

Wednesday, March 18, 9am - 9pm

Thursday, March 19, 9am - 9pm

Friday, March 20, 9am - 5pm

Saturday, March 21, 9am - 5pm

Monday, March 23, 9am - 6pm

Tuesday, March 24, 9am - 6pm

Wednesday, March 25, 9am - 9pm

Thursday, March 26, 9am - 9pm

Friday, March 27, 9am - 6pm

As voting day creeps closer, the spread of Coronavirus has some thinking about the steps they can take to help protect themselves. 

Residents wanting to avoid the crowds at the polling booths on March 28 are advised to vote early. 

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has put extra measures in place to ensure the risk to voters is minimised. 

Voters will be allowed to bring their own pens and pencils to vote, while authorities will keep numbers below 500 at busy polling booths. 

Sanitiser will be available for voters and polling officials at early voting centres and polling booths

Additional cleaning of polling booth areas will also be undertaken to ensure that all surfaces are regularly disinfected.

Mayor candidates Andrew Willcox for Whitsunday, Greg Williamson for Mackay and Anne Baker for Isaac.
Mayor candidates Andrew Willcox for Whitsunday, Greg Williamson for Mackay and Anne Baker for Isaac.

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