Last chance to vote for alternative flag

  • 09/12/2015
The preliminary results of the first referendum will be announced on Friday (Simon Wong / 3 News)
The preliminary results of the first referendum will be announced on Friday (Simon Wong / 3 News)

Time is running out to vote in the first flag referendum.

Voting closes at 7pm on Friday and so far close to 1.3 million ballot papers have been returned.

If you haven't voted, it's not too late.

"To be sure that your voting paper gets back in time to be counted, you should take it to a Postshop before the close of business on Friday and put it in the postbox there," chief electoral officer Robert Peden said.

"We want all voters to have their voices heard and votes counted, so don't leave it till the last minute."

In this referendum, voters are asked to rank the five alternative flag designs.

In the next referendum in March 2016, the top-ranked design will go head-to-head with the current flag.

As of yesterday, 1,256,163 voting papers had been received by the Electoral Commission, which equates to 39.62 percent of enrolled voters.

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