Don’t forget to vote in the Wentworth by-election on Saturday

Updated: 15 October 2018

This Saturday is by-election day for voters in the federal electoral division of Wentworth.

Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Warwick Austin said it is compulsory for every voter enrolled in the division of Wentworth to vote in the by-election. 

"Wentworth voters will be able to vote on Saturday between 8am and 6pm at any one of the 35 polling places that will be open for the electoral division of Wentworth" Mr Austin said.

The location of polling places can be found at www.aec.gov.au/wentworth or by calling 13 23 26. Polling place locations will also be advertised in the:

  • Southern Courier this Tuesday 16 October;
  • Wentworth Courier this Wednesday 17 October; and
  • Daily Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers this Friday 19 October.

Mr Austin urged all Wentworth voters to take care when filling out their ballot paper to ensure their vote can be counted.

"Wentworth voters need to make sure every box is numbered from 1 to 16 in the order of your choice" Mr Austin said.

For Wentworth voters who can't make it to a polling place on Saturday, early voting is still available up until 6pm this Friday at early voting centres.

For more information on the 2018 Wentworth by-election visit www.aec.gov.au/wentworth or call 13 23 26.

Other important information:

  • Postal voting applications must be received by no later than 6pm local time Wednesday 17 October.
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