Put Nationals third, Shooters tell Cootamundra electorate voters

Country Labor candidate for the seat of Cootamundra, Mark Douglass, with Ken Skinner for The Nationals outside the Presbyterian Church.
Country Labor candidate for the seat of Cootamundra, Mark Douglass, with Ken Skinner for The Nationals outside the Presbyterian Church.

Despite publicly lambasting the Nationals, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers (SFF) candidate Matthew Stadtmiller has instructed voters to put a 3 next to Steph Cooke's name on election day. 

According to Mr Stadtmiller's how-to-vote card, the SFF will be giving their preferences to Country Labor (2) and The Nationals (3). 

The Cowra Guardian attempted to reach Mr Stadtmiller for comment on the preferences.

Country Labor has given The Greens the number two spot on the handout, while its number three goes to the SFF. 

Steph Cooke and The Nationals however have encouraged voters to place a 1 next to her name only. 

None of the other candidates - Jeffrey Passlow (The Greens), Jim Saleam (Independent) and Joseph Costello (Sustainable Australia) - were offering how to vote cards at the time of publication. 

Pre-poll voting is now open at the Presbyterian Church, 50 Macquarie Street, Cowra. 

It will be open today from 8am until 6pm, 9am until 5pm on Saturday, March 16 and closed Sunday. 

Next week it will be open from 8am until 6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

There will be extended hours on Thursday, March 21, from 8am until 8pm. 

The following locations will be open on Election Day: Cowra Public School, Cowra Tennis Club, Mulyan School, Gooloogong War Memorial Hall, Greenethorpe Soldiers Memorial Hall, Koorawatha Public School, Morongla Hall, Woodstock Public School, Billimari Hall and Canowindra High School.

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