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Mail-order poll: Govt says state election may be run on postal-only voting

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath says law changes could be made to allow the state to hold a full postal vote on October 31.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath. (Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle)

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath. (Photo: AAP Image/Jono Searle)

The Government’s preference is to hold a normal election and current laws don’t allow a full postal vote.

D’Ath says the laws could be tweaked if need be and the Electoral Commission of Queensland is making preparations in case a full postal vote is required.

She says a call on the format of the state election will be made in late June.

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“What the Government is guaranteeing is that we will provide the resources and support that the Electoral Commission of Queensland needs to provide a safe election,” D’Ath told The Courier-Mail.

“It is everybody’s right to vote and we want to make sure that everyone can exercise that right in a safe way.

“We’ve shown through the local government election we can do that.”

-AAP

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