NSW Electoral Commission statewide early voting numbers released

NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt today released statewide early voting numbers and reminded electors that early voting centres remain open until 6pm tomorrow night, Friday 22 March.

“To date, a total of 845,779 people have taken up early voting,” he said. “This includes 670,998 people who have voted in person at 194 early voting centres around the State.

“We have received 23,762 postal votes so far, 144,259 people have voted via iVote internet and telephone voting and we have taken mobile voting to 6,760 people at declared facilities including nursing homes, aged care facilities and hospitals.”

Mr Schmidt said early voting was likely to peak today and tomorrow. “Postal vote applications have closed, but people can register to use iVote internet and telephone voting up until 1pm on election day,” he said. Voting centres on election day are open from 8am – 6pm. There are 2,207 voting centres around NSW.