Advance voting for this year's general election begins on September 3.

The first place to open for advance voting is the Whanganui electorate headquarters at 6 Bates St, Wanganui. This will be open for voting from 10am on September 3.

Throughout the period leading up to the election, advance polling booths will also be available in Gonville, Wanganui East, Patea, Hawera, Eltham, Inglewood, Stratford and Opunake.

You may cast an advance vote for reasons such as work, sickness, infirmity, disability, being away from home or for any other reason.

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Postal votes may also be cast in certain circumstances.

The election will be held September 20.

For full details on opening hours, or for more information, visit www.elections.org.nz, or call 0800 36 76 56.