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Early voting is now open

Early polling is now open at the several locations across the Tablelands.

With the local government elections only weeks away the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has released more information on how and where voting can take place.

If you prefer to avoid the crowds then early voting is now available until Friday, March 27.

The ECQ has also announced extended polling hours for those who want to vote early.


Wednesday 18 March and Thursday 19 March 9am to 9pm

Saturday 21 March 9am to 5pm

Wednesday 25 March and Thursday 26 March 9am to 9pm


To vote early in the MSC elections:

Kuranda CWA Hall, 20 Thongon Street, Kuranda.

or Mareeba & Memorial Bowls Club, 41B Anzac Ave, Mareeba.

The returning officer for the Mareeba Shire is Suzanne Temple.

41B Anzac AVE, Mareeba – 1300 881 665



To vote early in the TRC elections:

19 James Street, Malanda,

or St Marys Anglican Church, 36 Alice St, Atherton,

The returning officer for the Tablelands shire is Vittorio Falvo

St Marys Anglican Church, 36 – 38 Alice St, Atherton – 1300 881 665


The ECQ is also providing eligible voters, including those who identify as having an impairment, disability or a low level of literacy with access to telephone voting. Those eligible must register to cast a vote via telephone.

To register for telephone voting, phone 1300 912 782 and select option 1

To cast a telephone vote, phone 1300 912 782 and select option 2

Registrations will open on Monday, 16 March 2020. The call centre will open from 9am to 5pm during early voting, with the hours being extended to 6pm on Friday, 27 March 2020 and will be open from 8am to midday on election day (Saturday, 28 March 2020).

For further information prior to the opening of registrations, please call 1300 881 665.




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