20 November 2019

NSWALC Election Pre-Polling Is On Tomorrow

Voting in the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council 2019 Election officially begins tomorrow.

Pre-polling stations will be set up in 31 venues across eight regions throughout the state.

It will continue again for the Sydney/ Newcastle region on the next two Fridays (November 22 and 29).

It is the first time since NSWALC was formed in 1977 that pre-polling has been offered as part of its quadrennial election.

Together with better access to postal voting opportunities, pre-polling has been introduced by NSWALC to assist members who are unable to vote on 30 November.

"We understand that people lead busy lives or there are logistic issues which mean many of our members simply can't get to a polling booth in their region on 30 November," NSWALC CEO James Christian said.

"That's why this year we sought amendments to the voting regulations to make it easier for people to have their say and to provide other times and avenues to lodge their vote.

"I strongly encourage all of our eligible voting members to take up the opportunity to lodge their vote in whatever way is most convenient to them and make their mark on the future for Aboriginal people in New South Wales."

Members are also reminded that the deadline for applying for a postal vote form is fast approaching. Applications must be received by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) by 6pm on Monday 25 November.

If you are applying by post, it is crucial to factor in the time it takes to send the form from your home town.

The fastest way to lodge an application to receive a postal voting form is via the NSWEC website - you can find it by CLICKING HERE. More than 570 postal vote applications have already been received by NSWEC.

Pre-polling booths will be open tomorrow from 9am - 5pm. A full list is attached below and can by find on the NSWEC website by CLICKING HERE.