One Nation candidate Tony Scrimshaw and LNP volunteer Zac Dennien handing out how-to-votes at the Kingaroy Showgrounds early voting centre on Saturday morning

October 19, 2020

Voting in the 2020 State election is officially under way with early voting centres opening across Queensland on Monday morning.

A steady stream of vehicles was coming into the Kingaroy Showgrounds to park near the booth soon after it opened.

Volunteers from the LNP, One Nation and the ALP were busily handing out how-to-vote cards.

Electoral officials were also making sure that the volunteers were adhering to the rules … keeping the correct distance away from the polling place and staying COVID Safe.

The early voting centres will remain open until October 30 (see times below).

The official Election Day is Saturday, October 31.

Nanango Candidates (in ballot paper order):

Tony Scrimshaw (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation)
* Deb Frecklington (LNP)
Mark Stapleton (ALP)
Maggie O’Rance (Legalise Cannabis Qld)
John Harbison (The Greens)

* Denotes sitting member

NB.  If you have applied for a postal vote, you will receive your ballot paper in the mail. The Electoral Commission of Queensland is urging people who have applied for a postal vote to follow the instructions and complete their vote straight away. They must vote before 6:00pm on October 31 and the ECQ must receive it by November 10.

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Pre-Poll Voting Locations (Nanango Electorate)

Early voting will run until Friday, October 30.

The official election day is Saturday, October 31.

Early polling locations in the Nanango Electorate (COVID-19 safety measures are in place) are located at:

Blackbutt QGAP Office – 69 Hart Street, Blackbutt

  • October 19-23 – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • October 26-29 – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • October 30 – 9:00am-6:00pm

Kilkivan QGAP Office – 26 Bligh Street, Kilkivan

  • October 19-23 – 9:00am-4:30pm
  • October 26-29 – 9:00am-4:30pm
  • October 30 – 9:00am-6:00pm

Kingaroy Showgrounds – 31 Youngman Street, Kingaroy

  • October 19 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 20 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 21 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 22 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 23 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 24 – 9:00am-5:00pm
  • October 26 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 27 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 28 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 29 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 30 – 9:00am-6:00pm

Nanango Showgrounds – 129 Drayton Street, Nanango

  • October 19 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 20 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 21 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 22 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 23 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 24 – 9:00am-5:00pm
  • October 26 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 27 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 28 – 9:00am-6:00pm
  • October 29 – 9:00am-9:00pm
  • October 30 – 9:00am-6:00pm

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5 Responses to "State Election Officially Begins"

  1. Glen  October 25, 2020

    Why isn’t the polling booth open Kingaroy to vote today. I have made the trip from Murgon but the gates are locked that the signs direct to?

    Reply
    • News Desk  October 25, 2020

      Hi Glen … if you check the report above again, you’ll see that the early voting centre was not listed to be open on October 25 (Sunday)

      Reply
  2. Disgruntled  November 10, 2020

    The State election is over and it seems now as if the virus is over too? What is going on?

    Prior to the election we all were continuously getting bombarded day in and day out with all sorts of scary information by the Premier and her side-kicks scaring the bejesus out of all and sundry. It was COVID, COVID and nothing but COVID and NOW nothing at all! Is COVID over or what?

    No more pressers, no nothing. What are we to believe now? Not getting told anything!! I do not understand if I should still stay terribly frightened or not!

    Reply
    • News Desk  November 10, 2020

      Stay alert but not alarmed, Disgruntled. COVID is still with us, but fortunately there has only been one new case in Queensland in the past 24 hours and that was a returned overseas visitor in quarantine. There are currently eight active cases in the State, and all are in hospital. Hopefully, we won’t have to write any more COVID warning-type reports, but if community transmission breaks out, you will see the media – including us – ramping up the coverage again. The latest Queensland statistics are here

      Reply
  3. Disgruntled  November 10, 2020

    Gosh News Desk; You actually missed my point by a country mile; I am very much well aware of the seriousness of the virus and I was really being very much cynical and also facetious.

    The point I was trying to make was that Annastacia Palaszczuk was prior to the election going to the extreme scaring the bejesus out of all of us, just to win (successful, too, she was) and after the election she went into very quiet mode thereby showing that she really used COVID to win and to hell with the economy of the State. Hey that has got to look after itself, eh?

    By the way, I believe that New South Wales has handled the COVID issue much better than Queensland. Total eradication of the virus can not and will not work. It is not possible as the virus is always lurking about somewhere. We just have to learn to live with it and make the best of our lives while continuing doing everything we can to keep safe! This can be done without destroying the economy.

    Now the big job is ahead of us and Annastacia Palaszczuk has to stump up and get the show on the road as before the election she had sadly dropped the ball and without COVID things would have panned out a whole lot differently.

    Reply

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