Excuse needed for pre-poll voting
In regards to the front page of your edition 427, nothing in this item referred to who was eligible to vote at the pre-polling day.
I am 77 years old and have an Allied Health Services under Medicare for Patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs.
I was in Woy Woy at the time and thought it would be a good time to vote, so did probably 100 plus others standing in the wind.
I approached the desk with the person and computer, gave her my name and then I was asked for my street in Umina which I supplied.
She picked up the form initialled it and said "Why can't you vote tomorrow?" in a not so pleasant and aggressive voice.
I did say I had not seen anywhere, anything, printed out that you could not vote without an excuse for not voting on Saturday.
I have no way of checking that the person checked off my name as having voted.
I am just grateful that my wife of 50 years with lung cancer for the last 14 plus months was not there.
Email, 9 Sep 2017
Alan Bacon, Umina
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