13 Oct 2020

Election 2020: Advance votes surpass total in 2017

4:19 pm on 13 October 2020

With four days to go to the election, the number of advance votes cast has already surpassed the total cast in 2017.

Advance voting to 13 October

Photo: Screenshot / Electoral Commission

Last election, more than 1.24 million people voted in advance in total, about 40,000 less than today.

It comes with three more days of advance voting to go.

Polling booths opened on 3 October with 92,637 votes that day. So far, Saturday 10 October has been the biggest day, with 253,614 people voting.

Advance votes will start being counted at 9am on election day. The first results should start coming through by 8pm that evening.

The polls close at 7pm on election day, 17 October. The Electoral Commission says there will be 2600 voting stations available that day.

In 2017, the advance voting period ran for 12 days - 11 September to 22 September. This year, it runs for 14 days.

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