9 Sep 2014

Advance voting numbers well up

8:29 am on 9 September 2014

Advance voting numbers are well ahead of figures from the previous election.

49,286 have taken advantage of the opportunity to cast their votes ahead of the official polling date of 20 September.

At the same time in 2011, the number was 18,818

Before the 2011 election, voters had to provide reasons for voting in advance, but now anyone can.