20 Aug 2013

Early voting begins in Australia

9:42 am on 20 August 2013

Early voting opens across Australia on Tuesday for the federal election on 7 September.

Mobile polling will be rolled out from 26 August for voters in selected hospitals and nursing homes and remote areas.

AAP reports overseas voting in more than 80 locations around the world will also start on 26 August.

Postal vote applications can be submitted up until 5 September.

The Australian Electoral Commission said early voting is available to people for a range of reasons, including work, illness, travel and religious belief.