Voters hoping to skip the queues in the Hunter’s upcoming council elections can head to an early voting booth, starting on Monday.

We’re being encouraged to consider voting ahead of time, with concerns COVID restrictions might lead to long lines at the ballot box. 

Most pre-poll offices across the Hunter will be open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, with accessibility options for people in need.

Residents in any of the Hunter’s local government areas can place their vote early until the day before elections on December 4.

You can locate your nearest pre-poll office at https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Elections.