The ECQ will begin to post election results before polls close on Saturday. Photo: File
The ECQ will begin to post election results before polls close on Saturday. Photo: File

More than 17,000 vote early in Rocky election

More than 17,000 people have voted in Rockhampton’s mayoral by-election so far, according to the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

Of 55,886 electors, 17,655 – 31.59 per cent – had set down their preferences by January 20.

Most, 14,256, went in person to vote, whereas 3,223 returned postal votes and 176 voted by telephone.

DON’T MISS OUT: Mayoral candidates to go head-to-head in online debates

The number of early voters has risen by about 3,000 a day since January 11.

The deadline for the nearly 6,381 postal votes issued to Rockhampton electors is 6pm on February 2.

A preliminary count will begin in each polling booth after 6pm on election night.

The ECQ will publish results as they become available.



FIFO worker lost job during COVID-19 and turned to steroids

Premium Content FIFO worker lost job during COVID-19 and turned to steroids

He turned to working out at the gym as a coping mechanism after his wife left with...

Critically endangered turtle released into Fitzroy River

Premium Content Critically endangered turtle released into Fitzroy River

A Rockhampton person ‘admitted’ to keeping three turtles for a number of years...

WATCH: How CQ firefighters prepare to save lives on roads

Premium Content WATCH: How CQ firefighters prepare to save lives on roads

The training builds capacity in rural communities where there are often highway...