Remote Kimberley polling schedule revealed

Peter de KruijffThe Kimberley Echo
Pre-polling dates revealed.
Camera IconPre-polling dates revealed. Credit: WA News

The schedule for the crucial period of remote polling for the Kimberley has been released and will start next week.

The communities, hospitals and prisons which make up the voting category of “special institutions and mobile polling places” traditionally leans in favour of Labor.

At the 2013 election 60 per cent of votes from the classification were in favour of Labor member for the Kimberley Josie Farrer who attributed her win to the remote results.

This year mobile polling kicks off in the Kimberley at Kalumburu on February 25.

It’s one of 58 mobile polling destinations on the WA Electoral Commission’s touring list from February to election day.

Wet weather could cause drama for the WAEC with the Kimberley region experiencing one of its wettest months on record in January.

Several communities around the region are currently inaccessible by road.

The WAEC told The Echo in a statement it would be monitoring the situation, in regards to the weather, and would act accordingly.

“We started early which gives us the flexibility to vary arrangements as needed,” the statement read.

Regular in-person pre-polling will start in the Kimberley on Monday and run Monday to Friday until March 10 except for a public holiday on March 6.

Pre-polling will be available at the Broome Convention Centre from 8.30am to 5.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Monday to Thursday and on Fridays at 9.00am to 4.30pm at the Kununurra Courthouse and 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm at the Derby Courthouse on week days.

People can vote on March 11 at Broome Primary School, Cable Beach Primary School, Derby District High School, Fitzroy Valley District High School, Halls Creek District High School, Kununurra Leisure Centre, Roebuck Bay Primary School and Warmun Council Chambers.

Proposed WAEC Special Institutions and Mobile Polling Places Schedule:

Muludja (Fossil Downs) Postponed

Kalumburu 25 February 2017, 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Balgo (Wirrimanu Community) 28 February 2017, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Ringers Soak (Kundat Djaru) 28 February 2017, 7:30AM - 9:30AM

Billilluna Community 1 March 2017, 12:00PM - 3:30PM

Jimbalakudunj 1 March 2017, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Darlngunaya Community 1 March 2017, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Camballin 1 March 2017, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Noonkanbah 1 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Ngalingkadji Community 1 March 2017, 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Mulan (Lake Gregory) 1 March 2017, 8:00AM - 10:30AM

Jarlmadangah 1 March 2017, 9:30AM - 11:00PM

Mingalkala 2 March 2017, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Mt Elizabeth 2 March 2017, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Dodnun (Mt Elizabeth) 2 March 2017, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Gibb River Station (Ngallagunda) 2 March 2017, 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Kupungarri Community (Mt Barnett) 2 March 2017, 3:30PM - 5:00PM

Kupartiya 2 March 2017, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Imintji Community 3 March 2017, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Kadjina 3 March 2017, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Koorabye 3 March 2017, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Djugerari Community 3 March 2017, 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Yakanarra Community 3 March 2017, 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Mt House 3 March 2017, 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park 4 March 2017, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Pandanus Park 4 March 2017, 8:00AM - 11:30AM

Beagle Bay Community 6 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Djarindjin Community 6 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Lombadina 6 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

One Arm Point (Bardi) 6 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Wuggabun 7 March 2017, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Junjuwa Community 7 March 2017, 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Glen Hill Community 7 March 2017, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Bow River Community 8 March 2017, 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Mimbi Community 8 March 2017, 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Broome Hospital 8 March 2017, 11:00AM - 1:30PM

Mt Pierre (Galeru Gorge) 8 March 2017, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Germanus Kent House 8 March 2017, 2:20PM - 4:00PM

Ngumpan (Pinnacles) 8 March 2017, 8:30AM - 10:00AM

Broome Regional Prison 8 March 2017, 8:30AM - 10:00AM

Doon Doon (Dunham River) 8 March 2017, 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Ganinyi Community 9 March 2017, 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Pullout Springs 9 March 2017, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Numbla Nunga Nursing Home 9 March 2017, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Derby Hospital 9 March 2017, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Moongardi Community 9 March 2017, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Yiyili Community 9 March 2017, 8:00AM - 11:00AM

West Kimberley Regional Prison 9 March 2017, 8:30AM - 10:30AM

Halls Creek Hospital 10 March 2017, 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Koongie Park 10 March 2017, 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Fitzroy Crossing Hospital 10 March 2017, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Bayulu 10 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Wyndham Hospital 11 March 2017, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Bidyadanga Community 11 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Looma 11 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Mowanjum Community 11 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Wangkatjunka 11 March 2017, 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Kununurra Hospital 11 March 2017, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

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