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Frosty vote for Antarctic expeditioners

They're more than 5000 kilometres from the nearest polling booth but that hasn't stopped Australia's Antarctic contingent from casting their votes.

Surrounded by ice and snow, expeditioners at Mawson, Casey and Davis Stations have had their say in the federal election.

Senior Observer with the Bureau of Meteorology at Mawson Station, Roelof Hoebee, said there were 10 registered voters at the remote outpost.

"It's a unique experience to cast a vote in an election in Antarctica." Mr Hoebee added.

Ballot papers from various states and territories were emailed to the stations and then printed.

Much like polling booths in Australia, areas were set aside so votes could be cast in private.

Once polls close at 1pm Mawson time on Saturday, votes will be phoned to the Australian Electoral Commission in Hobart.

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