Rock ‘n’ roll into mobile booths

Western Australian Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately with voter and Mount Claremont resident Dot Wylie (89) and Elvis Presley [NAMES OK]
Western Australian Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately with voter and Mount Claremont resident Dot Wylie (89) and Elvis Presley [NAMES OK]

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 vote at nine drive-in polling booths in Saturday’s State Election, including one at Beldon Primary School.

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 sites, which did not require voters to leave their vehicles, had been steady.

The Beldon drive-in booth will be set up in Pacific Way from 8am to 6pm.

Mrs Wylie, a former TV commercial star and working stage actress, said while she would be voting at her local primary school, she thought the drive-in service would be well used throughout Perth.