Pre-Polling Booth at Buderim Now Open for 2019 Federal Election

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Know where to cast your vote in Buderim prior to the 2019 Federal Election Day.

For those of you who cannot make it to the polling booth on 18 May 2019 or for those who want to escape the Election Day mayhem, the pre-polling booths are now open across the region. With more than 600 early voting centres nationwide, voters can now cast in their votes early without any difficulty.

At Buderim, the pre-polling booth is located at the St Marks Anglican Church Hall. The booth also has assisted wheelchair access for the voters’ convenience.

Here are the opening times of the pre-polling booth at Buderim:

6 May 2019 (Monday)8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
10 May 2019 (Friday)8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
13 May 2019 (Monday)8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
15 May 2019 (Wednesday)8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
16 May 2019 (Thursday)8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
17 May 2019 (Friday)8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eligibility of Early Voting

According to the Electoral Act, to be eligible for early voting the voter must have plans to be either out of the country, interstate or outside of his or her electoral division more than 8 kilometres from the polling place on the Election Day. Other voters who fall within the early voting eligibility guidelines include those with religious duties, poor health, or reasonable fears for their safety.

It must be noted that voting before the scheduled Election Day at any of the pre-polling booth is carried out the same way as the regular voters on the Election Day itself. Voters still get to follow the same process of selecting their preferred candidates on the official ballot papers.

You may click here for more information on how to vote in the 2019 Federal Election.