Greens candidate Janet Cavanaugh.
Greens candidate Janet Cavanaugh. Debrah Novak

Greens candidate wants Whiporie booth back

GREENS candidate for Clarence and Whiporie local Janet Cavanaugh has demanded the reinstatement of the Whiporie polling booth at this year's state election.

"I was shocked when I heard that Whiporie is not listed as a polling place for the election this month," Ms Cavanaugh said.

"There are several other booths where the vote was lower.

"The loss of the Whiporie polling place is not yet widely known in my community. If the booth is not reinstated, the NSW Electoral Commission needs to take the effort to notify the whole community and inform us of the alternatives.

"Whiporie has always had a polling place.

"Whiporie is a small, isolated community. It is a 30km drive from Whiporie to Lawrence, the nearest other booth. For those people in the Gibberagee, Banyabba, Mount Marsh and Camira Creek areas who already have to drive 10 or 15km to get to Whiporie, it is a substantial extra distance to travel."



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