Pre-poll voting up by 25pc

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
Early voting has been available at the Albany Town Hall.
Camera IconEarly voting has been available at the Albany Town Hall. Credit: Albany Advertiser

More than 6000 Albany residents have taken the chance to vote early for this weekend’s Federal election — 25 per cent more than did so in 2016.

The figure suggests Albany voters were keen to avoid election day queues on Saturday, when thousands are expected to attend polling stations across town to submit their votes.

The increase in pre-polling in Albany is in line with a nationwide trend towards voting early, with a record three million early votes submitted by earlier this week.

Postal vote requests increased this year, with nearly 3700 O’Connor residents requesting to submit their ballot by mail.

That figure is up on the 2016 postal vote figure of 3192.

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