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Almost a Quarter of Grey Voters Cast Early Ballots

Almost a quarter of Grey voters have already cast their ballot for this year’s Federal Election, as some polling booths suffer from a lack of staff.

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With the election campaign heading into its final hours, the latest data reveals 13.3 percent of people in the electorate have cast their ballots via a postal vote.

While an additional 10.7 percent of residents over the age of 18 have chosen to head to the booths early.

The early voting numbers come as the AEC issues an alert to voters that several polling places across Grey may be unable to open on election day, due to recruitment difficulties.

Eyre Peninsula polling places, including Whyalla, Ceduna, Lock, Port Neill and Arno Bay, are currently affected by the staff shortage.

The full list of SA polling places in need of staff: Carpenter Rocks, Coonawarra, Lyrup, Nangwarry, Rendelsham, Southend, Swan Reach, Andamooka, Arno Bay, Darke Peak, Georgetown, Hawker, Lochiel, Lock, Marrabel, Point Pass, Port Neill, Wirrulla, Woomera, Maslin Beach, Lenswood, Furner, Mypolonga, Ramco, Alford, Arthurton, Ceduna, Maitland, Orroroo, Port Augusta East, Port Pirie, Two Wells, Watervale and Whyalla.

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