WITH the 7 September election looming, Australians in the UK are turning out in force to cast their vote at prepolling facilities at Australia House.
The Australian High Commission opened its doors to voters on Monday 26 August, a public holiday in Britain. Hundreds of Australians queued to cast their vote, and the facility has experienced a consistent flow of expats and overseas visitors since.
Consul General at the High Commission, Ken Pascoe, said over 5,326 voters passed through the doors at Australia House in the first week.
“There is a large Australian community living in the United Kingdom and many more holiday makers.
“That is why the Australian Electoral Commission and the High Commission have made arrangements to ensure that every eligible Australian voter has the opportunity to vote at Australia House.”