From today Queenslanders can apply to have their say via postal voting ahead of the state election on October 31.

With COVID-19 still lingering, it is expected postal votes will be a popular option for many after the local elections saw hundreds of thousands vote that way.

The ECQ has opened postal vote applications early, from today to 16 October, to allow more time for electors to apply. Postal votes will be sent to electors following the close of candidate nominations and ballot paper draw in mid-October.

If you are one who would like to take advantage of postal voting, you can now apply on the ECQ website, or by phoning into the ECQ call centre from today.

While you can now apply to do the postal vote, the Electoral Commission says ballot papers won’t be mailed out until after candidate nominations close in mid-October.

The Electoral Commission has also reminded voters that you have to apply again for a postal vote as it is a new election and old postal voter data won’t apply.

If postal is not your thing, early voting – Monday 19 October to Friday 30 October (excluding Sunday 25 October) – will have extended voting hours, including voting on Saturday 24 October – a first for a Queensland general election.

The final day for Queensland to vote is Saturday 31 October. Polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm.

You can apply by clicking Here.

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