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Candidates greet early-bird voters

Tuesday, 30th April, 2013

ALP representative Pat Reville (left) and independent by-election candidates Christine Adams (middle) and Anne Woods at the pre-poll site yesterday. ALP representative Pat Reville (left) and independent by-election candidates Christine Adams (middle) and Anne Woods at the pre-poll site yesterday.

By Erica Visser

A number of by-election candidates spent yesterday handing out How to Vote cards to a "steady" stream of voters at the pre-poll site, City Council's administrative centre.

The pre-poll office, located at the side of the centre, is open from 8.30am until 5pm leading up to election day.

Independent candidate Anne Woods said that there had been quite a constant flow of voters throughout the day.

"I've been here since it opened this morning. It's been steady but there's been no great rushes," she said.

Joining her was fellow independent candidate Christine Adams and ALP representative Pat Reville, who worked on behalf of the Labor candidate Geoff Cullenward.

Robin Sellick was also present for most of the day, however remaining candidates Trevor Cutjar and Tom Kennedy did not show.

In the September elections, thousands of people got their voting out of the way during the lead-up period.

It is expected that there would be a similar popular response during this week and next.

The by-election will be held on Saturday, May 11.

Anyone wishing to place a postal vote must put forward an application by May 6.

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