Pre-election day voting arrangements

Democracy - the ballot box

Northern Central Coast residents are reminded that early voting for the NSW Local Council Election is now open for those who cannot vote on election day, which is September 9.
“There is no internet voting for NSW council elections, and you can only vote at the polling places allocated to your council area or ward,” said NSW Electoral Commissioner, Mr John Schmidt.
“So if you can’t get to a polling place on election day, it is important that you plan to vote beforehand,’ Mr Schmidt said.
Mr Schmidt said he encouraged residents who wished to vote by post to do so without delay.
“Anyone who wants to apply for a postal vote should do so soon,” he said.
“While applications close at 5:00pm on Monday, September 4, people in remote locations, with limited mail services, need to act quickly in order to receive and return their ballot papers in time,” Mr Schmidt said.
“Everyone who has requested a postal vote should receive their postal vote pack in the next few days.”
Postal voting applications must be made to the NSW Electoral Commission by 5:00pm Monday, September 4.
Irrespective of the ward a voter lives in, they can pre-poll at any of the following locations: Blue Haven Community Hall, 1 Aspley Court; 26 The Entrance Rd; Central Coast Returning Officer’s office, 2/1 Reliance Drive, Tuggerah; Toukley Presbyterian Church, 37 Victoria Ave; and, Wyong Pre-poll, 11-13 Hely Street.
Other locations include: Gosford Showground; Sydney Town Hall; Terrigal 50-plus Learning and Leisure Centre; The Erina Centre meeting room three; and Woy Woy Stadium.
Pre-poll venues will be open from 8:30am to 5:30pm (Monday to Friday) and 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday.
Pre-polling will operate extended hours on Friday, September 8, closing at 6:00pm.
On Election Day, polling places will be open from 8:00am until 6:00pm.

Media release, Aug 25
John Schmidt, NSW Electoral Commission
Website, Aug 28, find a pre-polling venue
Media release, Aug 27
Central Coast Council media