Australia Records Biggest Single Day Of Pre-polling In Nation’s History

Election 22 Debate - Anthony Albanese & Scott Morrison
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Aussies are showing their love of Democracy across the country.
Election 22 Debate - Anthony Albanese & Scott Morrison

With one day left in the polls, more than 4.6 million Aussies have voted at an early voting centre.

The country is on track to surpass the 2019 total of 4.7 million, setting a new record. 

Postal votes have made up 2.73 million while over 25 thousand have voted with an Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) mobile voting team. 

COVID-19 positive Australians eligible to vote on the phone

Originally, those who tested positive before Tuesday but did not apply for a postal ballot could not vote on the phone.

The decision was overturned by the AEC, meaning anyone testing positive can vote from 6 PM tonight on the phone. 

Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers says the telephone voting service was legislated by Parliament as an emergency measure for individuals who had no other voting option once postal vote applications closed at 6pm on Wednesday.

“There has been a lot of discussion about the telephone voting service provision and we not only understand people’s passion for democratic participation but live and breathe it every day,” Mr Rogers says.

For more information on how and where to vote, visit the AEC.

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