Eden-Monaro by-election – Saturday

This Saturday is by-election day for voters in the federal electoral division of Eden-Monaro which includes Yass Valley.

The Australian Electoral Officer for New South Wales, Warwick Austin, said the implementation of COVID-19 safety measures meant it may be a different by-election day experience this Saturday.

“Due to the range of required COVID-19 safety measures we’ve implemented, we are asking you to be patient as it may take a little longer to get into the polling place and to cast your vote. Depending on how close the results are, it may also take longer to determine who is elected,” Mr Austin said.

Here’s where to vote in Yass Valley on by-election day and don’t forget a pencil or pen. Single-use pencils are available.

Voting opens at 8 am and closes at 6 pm sharp.

Bowning – Bowning Community Hall, 5 Short St

Binalong – Binalong Public School, 10 Dickinson St

Gundaroo – Gundaroo Public School, Lot St

Murrumbateman – Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds Hall, Barton HWY

Sutton – Sutton Public School, 18 Victoria St

Yass – Yass St Clements Church Hall, 17 Church St

Yass High School – 39 Grampian St

Yass Memorial Hall – 88 Comur St

What if you are ill? If you are ill DO NOT attend a polling booth. Call the Australian Electoral Commission AEC Phone number 13 23 26 on election day to register your incapacity to vote. Your personal details will be recorded. Letters of non-voting will still be sent but your information held with AEC can be used to verify your incapacity on the day. Registered voters are fined $20 for federal elections where they have failed to vote.

Pick up a copy of the latest Yass Valley Times to see many of the faces of Murrumbateman and Yass. We asked citizens who they are voting for and why. Plus all the community news, by-election, school updates, local business news and sport.

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