The Electoral Commission of Queensland has told voters the local government elections will go ahead on March 28.
"The local government elections are proceeding with advice from the Chief Health Officer," said Pat Vidgen from the ECQ.
"Voting allows local government to form so that they can make decisions about providing essential services to the community - waste, transport, and community services. People need their governments now more than ever."
More than 650 000 people have so far chosen to vote early with four days of prepolling still to go.
"At the moment, voting is quick," he said. "The average time it takes once entering an early voting centre is under 3 minutes and even quicker if people bring their Voter Information Card.
"The ECQ has created more than 300 additional position at 100 early polling places across the state to help voters mover through booths smoothly, and maintain social distancing measures.
"We have written to the people who own the schools, community halls and other locations of our voting booths to strongly encourage them to reconsider and fundraising activity they may have had planned for the day.
"This, along with preventing candidates from handing election material directly to voters, will further limit the number of people gathering in or around a voting booth at any one time."
Early voting centres will be open from 9am to 6pm tomorrow and Friday, and from 9am to 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Polling booths will be open on election day, Saturday 28 March, from 8am to 6pm.
For all 2020 local government election information go to www.ecq.qld.gov.au.
Key dates for the 2020 local government elections:
- 16 March to 27 March - Early voting period
- 28 March - Election day
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