NSW state election: Early votes set to rise

EARLY voting numbers are expected to surge when pre-polling opens online and at dozens of polling centres across NSW.

Voting for the March 23 state election opened at 8am yesterday, with about 1.5 million people likely to vote before election day.

Australian Political Studies Association vice-president Rodney Smith believes early voting could increase to more than 30 per cent – up from 25.1 per cent at the 2015 election.

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