With just one day of pre-poll voting still available it’s time to check on the most convenient polling place for Saturday’s Local Government elections.
If you want to skip the Saturday queues you will need to get to one of the five pre-poll venues across the Newcastle LGA before 5pm today (Friday).
The nearest for most Ward 3 residents would be at unit 8, 57 Crescent Rd Waratah. Candidates and volunteers have been in attendance there for 10 days since Monday 22 November. While the numbers coming through the what’s known as Lambton Pre-poll voting centre were initially slow, improving weather has seen a ramping up of numbers in recent days.
If Waratah is not convenient there are other pre-poll locations at Wallsend Library, Adamstown Combined Pensioners centre on Brunker Rd, Mayfield Presbyterian Church on Hanbury St, and King St Newcastle (corner of Brown St).
On Saturday 4 December there will be a total of 22 places where you can vote if you are registered in Ward 3.
The following venues will be open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday to accept your vote:
All Saints Parish House, Cromwell St, New Lambton
Callaghan College – Jesmond Senior Campus, Janet St Jesmond
Callaghan College – Wallsend Campus, Macquarie St Wallsend
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus, Harris St Waratah
Cardiff Heights Baptist Church Hall, Main Rd Cardiff Heights
Elermore Vale Public School, Jubilee Rd Elermore Vale
Hamilton North Public School, Jackson St Hamilton North
Hamilton Public School, Dixon St Hamilton
Islington Public School, Hubbard St Islington
Jesmond Public School, Ralph St Jesmond
Lambton High School, Young Rd Lambton
Mayfield Presbyterian Church Hall, Macquarie St Mayfield
New Lambton South Public School, St James Rd New Lambton
Our Lady of Victories Primary School Shortland, Sandgate Rd Shortland
Shortland Public School, Sandgate Rd Shortland
St John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall, Morehead St Lambton
St Thereses Primary School New Lambton, Royal St New Lambton
Wallsend Community Pre-School, Douglas St Wallsend
Wallsend Public School, Metcalfe St Wallsend
Wallsend South Public School, Smith Rd Elermore Vale
Waratah Public School, Lambton Rd Waratah
Waratah West Public School, Leonora Pde Waratah West
For full address, parking and accessibility details go to https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Elections/Find-my-electorate/Councils/Newcastle/Ward-3