The pre-polling centre in Muswellbrook. Photo - Darren Cutrupi
Early voting for the Federal Election has begun with residents across the Hunter Electorate being urged to plan for when they'll be able to cast their ballot.
More than 500 early voting centres will be operating across the country including at Muswellbrook and Singleton.
Jess Lilley from the Australian Electoral Commission says early voting provides an important option for LOCALS who can't attend a polling place on election day.