Early voting opens in Australia

The polls are open! Voting starts Tuesday 14th June for anyone eligible to vote before election day on July 2 – which is a fair portion of the electorate.
Early voting was first allowed for the 1984 election and since then the number of people casting a ballot before polling day has been rising steadily and it’s expected to keep growing.
Melbourne University’s Nick Reece says the trend will mean a change in how politicians campaign in the lead up to the election.