LNP Member for Bonner Ross Vasta is warning voters they risk getting a fine if they cannot get to a polling booth on Saturday and don’t vote early.
Ross Vasta reminded voters that it was compulsory to vote in this year’s Federal election regardless of whether or not they were in the local area, interstate or overseas on Saturday (September 7).
“The best way to avoid a fine this election is to vote early at the dedicated polling booths that have been set up across the electorate until Friday night (September 6),” Ross Vasta said.
“This is the most important election in a generation and it’s vital that you make your vote count if you want a strong and united Coalition government, not three more years of Labor chaos.
“If you know you will struggle to get to a polling booth on election day then please make sure you vote early rather than risk receiving a fine.
“I have a plan to boost local jobs, build the local economy and create stronger local communities.
“If you want real change then make sure you ‘Vote 1’ for the LNP in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.”
He said LNP how-to-vote cards were available at polling booths and encouraged voters to ask for one if they were unsure of which boxes to number.
Ross Vasta said special polling booths for the greater Brisbane region had been set up in the Brisbane CBD for city workers looking to vote early.
He said residents could also make a postal vote and encouraged anyone who needed a postal vote form to get in touch with his campaign office immediately*. Postal votes must be lodged by Thursday morning (September 5).
The fine for failing to vote is up to $170, depending on circumstances.
Ross Vasta said people could vote early in person or by post if on Election Day they:
· are outside the electorate where you are enrolled to vote
· are more than 8km from a polling place
· are travelling
· are unable to leave your workplace to vote
· are seriously ill, infirm or due to give birth shortly (or caring for someone who is)
· are a patient in hospital and can’t vote at the hospital
· have religious beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place
· are a silent elector
· have a reasonable fear for your safety
Any further questions please contact my office:
Office of Ross Vasta Federal Member for Bonner
Ph (07) 3893 3488
Fax (07) 3893 3422
List of Early Vote Polling Booths for Bonner:
86 Clara Street Wynnum- St Peters Anglican Church Hall Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30 pm
32 Turbo Street Coorparoo Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm