Polling places open early
MOST readers of The Gympie Times will find they are in the electorate of Wide Bay, currently held by the LNP’s Warren Truss, who has first place on the ballot; followed by property manager Santo Ferraro (One Nation), retired missionary Ken Herschell (Family First), retired academic Jim McDonald (Greens), and landscape architect Nikolee Ansell (ALP).
Towards Kenilworth, some readers will find they are in the northern sections of Fairfax or Fisher.
In Fairfax the sitting LNP Member is Alex Somlyay, challenged by researcher Dan McIntyre (ALP), manager Narelle Louise McCarthy (Greens), and retiree Ron Hunt (Family First).
Fisher voters have the choice of incumbent Peter Slipper (LNP), facing electrician Chris Cummins (ALP), business owner Robyn Leanne Robertson (Family first) and systems analyst Garry Claridge (Greens).
In The Gympie Times’ readership area, polling booths for Wide Bay electorate include: Amamoor State School, Bauple State School, Boreen Point Anglican Hall, Chatsworth Community Hall, Cooran State School, Curra country Club, Federal State School, Frank Ramacher’s Garage at Tinbeerwah, Glenwood State School, Goomboorian Memorial Hall, Goomeri State School, Gunalda State School, Gundiah State School, Gympie Church of Christ, Gympie East State School, Gympie Senior Citizens Centre, Gympie South State School, Gympie State High School, James Nash High School, Jones Hill State School, Kandanga Hall, Kilkivan State School, Kin Kin State School, Kybong Hall, Lower Wonga Hall, Mary Valley State College, Monkland State School, Pie Creek Hall, Pomona Campus of Noosa District High School, Rainbow Beach State School, Tansey Bowls Club, Tewantin State School, Tiaro State School, Tin Can Bay State School, Tinana State School, Veteran Hall, Cooloola Cove Veterans and Community Hall, Widgee State School, Wolvi State School, and Woolooga State School.
In Fairfax, voting locations include: Eumundi State School, Kenilworth Community Hall, North Arm State School; and in Fisher: Conondale State School and Witta Recreational Club.
... Meanwhile the Australian Electoral Commission says: “Don’t forget to vote!”