UPDATE at 2:45 PM | A VOTING centre has reopened on the NSW Central Coast following an earlier sudden death.
Polling booths at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College’s The Entrance Campus were closed after a man, believed to be aged in his 80s, collapsed and died on Saturday morning.
The man is believed to have suffered a medical incident before collapsing about 11.15am.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Sadly, the elderly man could not be saved and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Long Jetty voting centre was temporarily closed until paramedics had left the site but had reopened by early afternoon.
NSW Police confirmed the incident and said the sudden death was not being treated as suspicious.
More than four million people are expected to cast their vote at the more than 2200 polling booths across the state today.
Over 1.3 million people have already made their decision and voted early.
Polling booths close at 6pm.
FIRST at 1:30 PM | AN elderly man has tragically died after collapsing at a polling booth on the NSW Central Coast.
The incident happened at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus in Long Jetty.
It’s understood the man, believed to be aged in his 80s, collapsed at a polling booth shortly before midday.
Sadly, the elderly man could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death is believed to have been the result of a medical condition.
The voting booth has been closed and it is not known if it will be reopened.
Voters are being urged to attend a nearby booth at Brooke Avenue Public School instead.