THE popularity of early voting is expected to grow at next month’s federal election, as more and more people avoid queues on election day.
The Australian Electoral Commission told the Ararat Advocate this week early voting centres will open on the 9th of May.
But the AEC said they couldn’t confirm if there will be an early voting centre in Ararat.
However, the Ararat Advocate can confirm the Parish Centre at Ararat’s Catholic Church has been booked for the two weeks leading to election day.
It’s understood the early voting centre will run from Monday to Friday in the two weeks leading up to election day, with several lates nights scheduled.
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It will also operate on Saturday the 14th of May, with hours to be determined in coming weeks.