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Hours until voting closes

With hours before voting closes for the 2022 Federal Election, many of the candidates have been out and about and supporters helping out hand at a number of polling places.

The incumbents and candidates also casted their votes at different polling sites within their respective electorates.

Unfortunately, there are a few places not serving the ‘democracy sausage’. In some places queues are long, but moving steadily under ominous clouds.

For Hume independent, Penny Ackery, who is not well, she chose to limit her interactions, but has wished her volunteers well at the booths and will be zooming in at the after event. She will be voting via phone today. Campaign manager Matt Murfitt and son Jack Steele were visiting volunteers.

Labor’s Greg Baines with his wife Jen voted at Buxton and was later spotted at one of the booths in Wollondilly visiting volunteers.

Hume Liberal incumbent, Angus Taylor voted at Goulburn-Mulwaree High School.

Macarthur Labor incumbent, Mike Freelander also put in his vote at Tharawal Aboriginal Health Service Airds.

At the end of pre-polling on May 20. The number of votes cast were as follows.

Hume electorate there were 42.5 votes cast in early voting centre – 31.3 per cent pre-poll and 11.2 per cent postal.

Macarthur – 39.5 per cent, 29.1 per cent pre-poll and 10.5 per cent postal votes

Werriwa – 37.1 per cent, 25.8 pre-poll and 11.3 per cent postal.

Pre-poll votes is a total of votes taken by each division, but not necessarily for the division.

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