Record number of people to vote in state election – Shepparton News


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A record number of voters will have their say at the 2022 Victorian state election.
Following the close of rolls on Tuesday, November 8, a total of 4,394,465 Victorians had enrolled to vote, creating an average of 49,937 voters per district and 549,308 voters per region.
Despite more than 1600 voting centres opening on Saturday, November 26, the Victorian Electoral Commission expected many Victorians to vote early at this election.
With 155 early voting centres open across the state from Monday, November 14, the Victorian Electoral Commission has also introduced extended early voting hours on three week nights and a Saturday in response to voter demand.
“You don’t need a reason to vote early – you can choose whichever option is most convenient and suits your needs,” deputy electoral commissioner Dana Fleming said.
“You could vote at an early voting centre or apply for a postal vote.”
The two early voting centres in the Shepparton electorate are at 126-128 High St, Shepparton, and 92 McLennan St, Mooroopna.
You can also vote by posts, but to do so you need to apply before 6pm on Wednesday, November 23.
For voters who need assistance to vote, such as people who are blind, have low vision or those who have a physical disability and require assistance to vote, there are options including telephone-assisted voting or accessing the Convo app at a voting centre, Ms Fleming said.
The Victorian Electoral Commission estimated nine million ballot papers will be printed, more than three million pencils will be used and more than 100,000 cardboard items (including voting screens and ballot boxes) will be required to deliver the election.
For information on voting at the state election, visit vec.vic.gov.au

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