VOTE FOR YOUR FU­TURE

COM­MU­NITY NEWS­PA­PERS SAYS: IT’S NOT YOUR RIGHT, IT’S YOUR RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY

Avon Valley Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

PERTH’S res­i­dents have a woe­ful record of vot­ing in lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions and it’s well be­yond time that changed.

Quite frankly, if you can’t be both­ered check­ing a box on a bal­lot pa­per that has been de­liv­ered to your house and then tak­ing it to a mail­box, you have no right to com­plain about all of the things coun­cils do that af­fect your daily life.

At the lo­cal govern­ment elec­tions in 2013 and 2015, an av­er­age of just 34 per cent voted in the Northam coun­cil elec­tions and 29.45 per cent in York.

Across metropoli­tan Perth, the av­er­age was an ap­palling 27.5 per cent.

Do you not care about the im­post of rates on your hip pocket dur­ing tough eco­nomic times?

Con­cerned your street has be­come a race­way for young hoons? Did you vote?

Postal votes started be­ing de­liv­ered from September 27 if there is a con­test in your area.

We im­plore you to fill it in and take it straight to the mail­box.

It is your duty and re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie www. com­mu­ni­typix. com. au d474171

She­lia Davies, Gail Wil­liams and Jess Nes­bitt will be vot­ing in the lo­cal gov­er­ment elec­tions.

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