Monday 13 November 2023
For immediate release
Election day is this Saturday 18 November for the Mulgrave District by-election. Voters who haven’t voted early or applied for a postal vote will be able to vote at one of the 10 voting centres in the district from 8 am to 6 pm.
During the first week of early voting, 5,460 early votes were cast, representing 11.6% of the total enrolment of 47,142 electors. A further 10% have applied to vote by post.
Early voting centres continue to operate throughout this week at Suite G.02 (Ground Floor), 745 Springvale Road Mulgrave and 1/245-255 Browns Road, Noble Park North, while postal vote applications close at 6 pm this Wednesday 15 November.
Electoral Commissioner Sven Bluemmel reminded Mulgrave District residents that voting in this by-election is compulsory for voters on the roll by the close of roll at 8 pm on Monday 30 October.
‘If you’ve got plans for this Saturday, make sure you vote early during the week, or apply for a postal vote by the deadline,’ Mr Bluemmel said. ‘There’s a convenient option for all voters.’
Voters who are blind, have low vision, or have a physical disability and can’t vote without assistance, can vote by telephone on 131 832.
All voting centre locations, accessibility details and opening hours can be found on the Victorian Electoral Commission’s interactive voting centre locator.