Remote Kimberley polling schedule revealed
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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