Election kicks off with advance voting – MSN

Election kicks off with advance voting – MSN

Advance voting starts on Monday and polling stations are opening around the country.

The Electoral Commission expects more advance votes will be cast this election than ever before, so it has increased the number of stations to 485 from 295 in 2014.

About 30 per cent of the votes in 2014 were cast early and political parties have speculated that in this election up to 50 per cent could be in before September 23.

“We are providing even more voting places in convenient locations where people can cast an early vote,” said Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright.