If the thought of a busy Saturday morning voting sends you into a spin, relax. Here at Chisholm & Gamon, we want you to maximise Election Day 2013 in the best way we know how – by both exercising your democratic right and making time to realise the Great Australian Dream of home ownership!
At present, the real estate market is under-supplied and performing well due to strong buyer demand. Suburbs within a 5km ring of the CBD are achieving terrific results, making this a particularly positive time to consider selling a property investment before upgrading. This election Saturday has the potential to be a boom day in the market calendar – which means you should plan to arrive early at the booth before casting your vote and starting your day of auction attendance relaxed!
Do you know where the polling booths are in your area? Below you will find links to relevant locations where you can cast your vote, say hello to the neighbourhood, and be on your way to an ‘OFI’ or two.
If you will not be in Melbourne on Election Saturday, there are many venues you can attend to cast your vote early to avoid fines. If you are unsure, visit: http://www.aec.gov.au for more information.
Many of our local bayside primary school voting venues will hold fetes and other activities for the community on Election Saturday. This is a great opportunity to catch up with neighbours (and down the odd vanilla slice and snag, too). Ensure you plan your Election Saturday in advance and schedule in all activities, opens and auctions allowing yourself ample time to visit ALL the cake stalls available. St Columba’s Primary School in Elwood is holding an Election Cake Stall & BBQ on the 7th of September from 7.30am – 3.00pm and St Kilda Primary School will be hosting a sausage sizzle from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Voting centres are open from 8am to 6pm. Voting is both a right and a responsibility, so become informed, be passionate and vote in the lucky country.