Barnaby Joyce

Fighting for New England polling centres

10 Mar 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, is again rallying behind constituents and fighting to keep voting centres open across the New England.

Following a review of all polling booths across the New England, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) recently advised it is considering closing the Mingoola, Niangala, Red Range, Elsmore, Blandford and Upper Horton polling booths for the next Federal Election in 2022.

Concerns are heightened following the AEC’s recent decision to close the Jennings voting centre in the Electorate’s far north despite representations from Mr Joyce and the local community. 

Mr Joyce has requested that constituents in affected areas contact his office to express their views about the proposed closures.

“I know the importance of local polling booths to small communities – I grew up with one in my hometown of Woolbrook,” Mr Joyce said.

“As the local MP, I have the opportunity to provide comment to the AEC on the proposed closure of voting centres in our Electorate.

“So I will be writing to the AEC to express my concern about the impact the changes will have on these communities.

“Those who also don’t want to see voting centres closing in their area should contact my office as soon as possible as the AEC requires my response by March 23.” 

Contact Mr Joyce’s office with your concerns: 
Phone: 02 6761 3080 (Tamworth) 02 6736 1099n (Tenterfield)
In writing: Barnaby.Joyce.MP@aph.gov.au 

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