WITH the countdown to the election in its final days, residents around the Macquarie and Greenway electorates are getting read to head to the voting booth this Saturday, September 7. The Gazette has compiled some need-to-know information.
Where to vote in the Hawkesbury, including Riverstone and Vineyard — all booths are open from 8am-6pm.
Bilpin:Bilpin District Hall, 2580 Bells Line of Road
Bligh Park: Bligh Park Public School, 64 Alexander St, and Windsor Park Public School, Rifle Range Rd
Cattai: Cattai Public School, 487 Cattai Rd
Colo Heights: Horrie Eley Memorial Hall, 2996 Putty Rd
East Kurrajong: Kurrajong East Public School, 891 East Kurrajong Rd
Ebenezer: Ebenezer Public School, 531 Sackville Rd
Freemans Reach: Hawkesbury High School, Cnr Kurmond Rd & Hibberts La
Glossodia: Glossodia Community Centre, 162 Golden Valley Way
Grose Vale: Grose View Public School, Grose Wold Rd
Hobartville: Hobartville Public School, Valder Ave
Kurmond: Kurmond Public School, Bells Line of Road
Kurrajong: Comleroy Road Public School, McMahons Rd and Kurrajong Public School, 1111 Grose Vale Rd
Kurrajong Heights: Uniting Church Hall, 2175 Bells Line of Rd
Maraylya: Maraylya Public School, Neich Rd
McGraths Hill: McGraths Hill Community Centre, 1 Phillip Pl
North Richmond: North Richmond Public School, 14 Grose Vale Rd
Oakville: Oakville Public School, Oakville Rd
Pitt Town: Pitt Town Public School, 17 Buckingham St
Richmond: Richmond Public School, Windsor St, and St Andrew’s Uniting Church Auditorium, 25 West Market Street
South Windsor: Windsor South Public School, Church Street
St Albans: School of Arts, Upper Macdonald Rd
Tennyson: Tennyson Bush Fire Brigade, 246 Tennyson Rd
Vineyard: Vineyard Public School, 4 Bandon Rd
Wilberforce: Wilberforce Public School, Macquarie Rd
Windsor: The Deerubbin Centre, 300 George St
Yarramundi: Yarramundi Community Centre, Thornbill Way.
Riverstone: Riverstone High School, 71 McCulloch St and Sam Lane Community Complex, Park St
Vineyard: Vineyard Public School, 4 Bandon Rd.
HOW TO VOTE:
On election day, you will receive two ballot papers: a green one for the House of Representatives a white one for the Senate.
Green ballot paper
On the green ballot paper, you need to put a ‘1’ in the box beside the candidate who is your first choice, ‘2’ in the box beside your second choice and so on, until you have numbered every box.
You must number every box for your vote to count. Don’t worry if you make a mistake. You can ask for another ballot paper and start again.
White ballot paper
On the white ballot paper you have a choice of two ways to vote:
Above the line: You can just put a ‘1’ in the box above the line for the party or group of your choice. By doing this, you’re allowing the order of your preference to be determined by the party or group you’re voting for.
Below the line: You can choose to fill in every box below the line in order of your preference. You must put a ‘1’ in the box beside the candidate who is your first choice, ‘2’ in the box beside your second choice and so on, until you have numbered every box. You must number every box for your vote to count.
■For more information visit: www.aec.gov.au.