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Heads up, early voting starts tomorrow(ABC News: Emma Machan)Are you as keen as a bean to cast your vote in the upcoming federal election? Well, good news!Pre-poll voting starts tomorrow, on May 9. You can vote early, either in person or by post for a whole range of reasons, including if you will be out of the electorate you are enrolled to vote in on voting day, are further than 8 kilometres from a voting booth, are seriously ill or about to give birth (or caring for someone who is), in hospital or prison, travelling or unable to leave work, or if you are a silent elector.You can also vote early if you have a reasonable fear for your safety. In February, the AEC said a reasonable fear of getting COVID-19 “could be a reason” to justify an early vote in person or by post.If you want to vote by post, you will have to apply in advance to do so.The last day to register for postal voting is the Wednesday before voting day, May 18.The AEC is expecting a surge in postal votes, which could delay the election result.