Voters reminded about alternate access to polling station

The entrance to the back of 137 Kendal Street via Railway Lane, which is the pre-polling station for Cowra for the Cootamundra by-election.
The entrance to the back of 137 Kendal Street via Railway Lane, which is the pre-polling station for Cowra for the Cootamundra by-election.

Residents are being reminded that there is another access point to the pre-poll voting station for the disabled and elderly voters. 

Those needing the alternate access can park around the back of the building at 137 Kendal Street via Railway Lane between the Rogue Carriage Cafe and Cowra Guardian office. 

Councillor Ruth Fagan said she had received a number of complaints and concerns from elderly residents in regards to the front access of the building, which has a number of stairs. 

She encouraged those who need easy access to go down Railway Lane and park at the back of the building to pre-poll vote before Saturday’s election. 

“A lot of elderly voters like to pre-poll vote to avoid the crowds on election day,” she said. 

The NSW Electoral Commission is still looking for people work at polling places and help count ballot papers on election day, Saturday, October 14. 

You can register your interest to work at the election by submitting an Expression of Interest via www.elections.nsw.gov.au/working_at_elections and selected the Cootamundra by-election link. 

The Expression of Interest will require you to provide information about any previous election experience, your work preferences and also to confirm statements regarding political neutrality and conflict of interest.

Cowra’s pre-polling station will be open until Friday, October 13 at 137 Kendal Street. 

Those who will be away or unable to vote on Saturday, October 14 can go to the pre-polling station from Monday through to Friday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. 

Hours will be extended on Thursday, October 12 from 8am until 8pm. 

For more information, visit http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au