Vote behind the wheel

Western Australian Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately with drive-in voter Dot Wylie (89) and Elvis (aka Steve Bunbak). Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d396779
Western Australian Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately with drive-in voter Dot Wylie (89) and Elvis (aka Steve Bunbak). Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d396779

While not all elderly voters or those with mobility problems will be lucky enough to rub shoulders with the legend, they will be able to use drive-in polling booths to vote in this Saturday’s State Election.

The WA Electoral Commission established nine drive-in sites in the metropolitan area in 2001 and Commissioner Warwick Gately said the number of voters using the facility, which did not require voters to leave their vehicle, had been steady ever since.

A drive-in booth will be set up at Coolbinia Primary School on Bradford Street.

Mrs Wylie, a former TV commercial star and current stage actor, said she would vote at Mt Claremont Primary School but believed the drive-in service would be well used throughout Perth.