Early voting centre open at Midland Landgate building


The major parties spruik for their candidates outside the Landgate building in Midland. Picture: Bruce Hunt
The major parties spruik for their candidates outside the Landgate building in Midland. Picture: Bruce Hunt

EARLY voting is now open for the March 11 State Election with electors free to vote either at early voting centres around the state, or on polling day.

Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake said anyone wishing to vote early no longer needed to have a specific reason.

“In the past electors were required to declare that for some reason they were unable to vote on polling day,” he said.

“That rule no longer applies.

“If you simply prefer to vote early rather than leave it until polling day that is your choice.”

Based on the new legislation and trends in other states the Commission expected there would be a significant increase in the level of early voting at this election.

More than 30 early voting centres are open, including in Midland at the Landgate building, to meet elector demand, which is expected to be high.

A list of locations is available on the Electoral Commission’s website www.elections.wa.gov.au.