THE time has come to vote.
After running the gauntlet of party volunteers handing out ‘‘how-to-vote’’ literature, you enter the polling booth and are handed two ballots.
A white ballot paper is to vote for a representative of NSW in the senate. It is the biggest ballot paper and has two ways to vote – above the line place ‘‘1’’ in a box or below the line number every box.
A green ballot paper is to vote for Charlton, Newcastle and Shortland representatives in the House of Representatives. On this ballot paper you must number every box.
Instructions on how to vote are printed on the ballot papers.
If you make a mistake or you are unsure what to do, just ask a polling official for help.
■ Booths open 8am until 6pm sharp, Saturday, September 7.