The South Australian election will take place this Saturday, with polling stations on the West Coast among the 700 across the state.
All polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm and people can vote at any polling place in the state, even if it is outside their electoral district.
The West Coast will have 10 polling booths open including the Ceduna and Districts Bowling Club, the Smoky Bay CFS station, Streaky Bay’s RSL, the Port Kenny and District Sports Centre, Elliston Area School, Wirrulla Memorial Hall, Poochera Community District Hall, Minnipa Memorial Hall, Wudinna Memorial Hall and the Warramboo Hall.
For those who are unable to attend a polling booth, there are a number of options available, with more information available on the Electoral Commission of SA website.
For state elections, you can vote at any polling place in South Australia, even if it is outside your electoral district.
However, if you are outside your district, you need to cast a declaration vote (absentee vote).
Inform the electoral officer that you are from another district and they will direct you to the declaration voting table.
If you are unable to attend a polling booth on polling day between 8am and 6pm you may be entitled to vote early at a pre-poll voting centre.
Pre-poll voting centres will be open until Friday, March 16, 9am to 5pm weekdays.
Pre-poll voting centres are available at the Port Lincoln and Whyalla Norrie TAFE campuses.
However, to vote early you must have a valid reason, such as:
- are more than 8 km from a polling booth
- are travelling
- are ill, infirm or disabled – preventing you from attending a polling booth
- are caring for someone who is ill, infirm or disabled - preventing you from attending a polling booth
- are due to give birth shortly
- have religious beliefs preventing you from attending a polling booth
- are working and unable to leave your workplace to vote
- are a resident of a declared institution
- have your address suppressed on the electoral roll (a silent elector)
Contact the Electoral Commission on 1300 655 232 for more information.