The Northern Star is polling online readers to get a feel for the community's vote ahead of the State Election next month.
The Northern Star is polling online readers to get a feel for the community's vote ahead of the State Election next month. NSW Electoral Council

POLL: It's almost election day, who's got your vote?

UPDATE 3.10pm: YOU have until 6am tomorrow morning to have a say in our election poll on the seat of Ballina.

So far, Ben Franklin is leading the way for the Nationals, with 42 per cent of the vote.

Labor's Asren Pugh is closing the gap with 35 per cent.

Incumbent Ballina MP Tamara Smith has 20 per cent of the vote, and Animal Justice's Cathy Blasonato has 2 per cent.

 

 

UPDATE 7,03am: EARLY poll resullts indicate a swing against incumbent Ballina MP Tamara Smith.

Leading The Northern Star's informal poll is the Nationals' Ben Franklin who has 46 per cent of the vote.

Asren Pugh from the Labor party has closed the gap overnight, gaining on Mr Franklin to hold 36 per cent of the vote.

Voting in our poll remains open until 6am Friday, so get in quick to have your say.

 

Original story: BALLINA voters will be deciding in five weeks time who they want representing them in the NSW Parliament.

Incumbent Ballina MP and Greens candidate Tamara Smith will be hoping voters will return her to power once more after completing her first-term of government.

Challenging Ms Smith to become the next Member for Ballina will be Nationals candidate Ben Franklin, Labor candidate Asren Pugh and Animal Justice candidate Cathy Blasonato.

Over the next five weeks each candidate will be doing everything they can to secure your vote but The Northern Star wants to know what you think about our candidates.

Who are you voting for in the NSW State election on March 23?

This poll is anonymous and your personal vote won't be made public.

And if you didn't even realise there was an election coming up or don't know enough about the candidates, The Northern Star has put together a quick guide on who is running for the seat of Ballina.

The Ballina state electorate encompasses Ballina and Byron Shires.

Who are you voting for in the NSW State election on March 23?

This poll ended on 22 February 2019.

Current Results

Nationals - Ben Franklin

31%

Labor - Asren Pugh

26%

Animal Justice - Cathy Blasonato

2%

Greens - Tamara Smith

39%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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