Thousands of coast voters to skip polling booths on election day

Voters on the Gold Coast look set to avoid polling booths in droves on election day with more than a quarter of those enrolled applying for a postal vote.

Thousands more have also turned out at early voting centres across the city to cast their ballot before October 31.

The Electoral Commission Queensland has received a staggering 105,021 postal vote applications from Gold Coast residents.


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The city had just under 388,000 people enrolled to vote for the Council elections in March.

The electorate of Coomera has seen the highest uptake of postal vote applications with 13,132.

This was followed by the seat of Bonney which has had 10,285, and Theodore with 10,143.

The ECQ was expected to lodge postal votes with Australia Post today with papers set to hit mailboxes in coming days.

A huge number of Gold Coasters have also opted to vote early this year following the opening of pre-poll centres on Monday.

Around 120,000 voters turned out across the state on Monday with Gold Coast voters making up just over 15,000 of those.

It’s estimated a similar number lodged pre-poll votes on Tuesday.

The electorate of Broadwater saw the most people cast their ballot on the first day of early voting with 2215 votes cast.

This was followed by Burleigh with 1735 and Surfers Paradise with 1627.

Postal vote applications – 

  • Bonney – 10285
  • Broadwater – 9557
  • Burleigh – 8778
  • Coomera – 13132
  • Currumbin – 8274
  • Gaven – 9133
  • Mermaid Beach – 8451
  • Mudgeeraba – 9454
  • Southport – 8765
  • Surfers Paradise – 9049
  • Theodore – 10143

Early votes cast on Monday – 

  • Bonney – 806
  • Broadwater – 2215
  • Burleigh – 1735
  • Coomera – 1150
  • Currumbin – 1351
  • Gaven – 1064
  • Mermaid Beach – 1025
  • Mudgeeraba – 1568
  • Southport – 1073
  • Surfers Paradise – 1627
  • Theodore – 1466

*Source – Electoral Commission Queensland

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The pre polling numbers are a sign the community wants to get rid of Labor ASAP.
Anyone but Labor and all their BS promises.