This story is from ABC By Kate McKenna:
The State Government is pushing ahead with Saturday’s planned local government elections and two state by-elections on the advice of its chief health officer.
Authorities said measures like physical distancing, plus a record number of pre-poll and postal votes, meant the risk was low compared to other day-to-day activities like grocery shopping.
The Electoral Commissioner flagged State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers could even be called upon to help maintain physical distancing at the booths during “these extraordinary times”.
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