The Electoral Commission of Queensland said fundraising activities will proceed at voting venues for the upcoming election, including the sale of the iconic ‘democracy sausage’.

Electoral Commissioner Pat Vidgen said it was great to see the return of the Australian favourite for the 2020 State general election period but reminded electors that all COVID-19 health requirements were still relevant.

“During the March local government elections, the emergence of COVID-19 meant democracy sausages and cake stalls were put on hold; fortunately, we are in a much better place now.”

Vidgen continued, “However, the onus is on the fundraising organisers and volunteers to ensure they are following the relevant COVID-19 guidelines.”

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said as long as everyone follows the rules, it would be safe to vote.

“While many across the state would have already voted before election day, those in the community going out to vote have a few things to keep in mind. “As always, if you’re sick, stay home. “Take your voter information card with you, and your own pen or pencil”, Young stated.

Sausage sizzles are considered a take-away food venue and are required to comply with the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction.

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Organisers will need to follow the Industry Plan for Food Services. More information is available here.

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