At Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Greens candidate for Shellharbour Jamie Dixon said there was a queue of 100 to 150 people waiting when the doors opened at 9am, although many thought voting started from 8am. Dapto Ribbonwood Centre also served as an early voting centre for three electorates, and Mr Dixon said a lot of people were choosing to go there instead of elsewhere for the accessibility and easy parking.
Mr Dixon said he was glad to see people getting in early to vote.
"People are quite engaged, quite aware of who they're voting for and what they're voting for."
Story by Natalie Croxon in the Illawarra Mercury 18 March 2023.