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BAL­LOT pa­pers for the up­com­ing Cen­tral High­lands Re­gional Coun­cil by-elec­tion will be de­liv­ered to mail­boxes this week.

Nine Cen­tral High­lands res­i­dents have nom­i­nated for the avail­able po­si­tion, fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of Cr David Lacey, who wishes to fol­low his pas­sion in avi­a­tion.

The elec­tion will be con­ducted as a full postal bal­lot, with no polling booths in oper­a­tion.

Vot­ing will start as soon as the bal­lot ma­te­rial is re­ceived by res­i­dents.

All in­for­ma­tion will be en­closed within the VICTOR Comi­nos is de­ter­mined that if elected he would work full-time, ded­i­cate him­self to the needs of the peo­ple and put the “hu­man feel­ing” back into the coun­cil.

Mr Comi­nos, who was a coun­cil­lor from 1979–87, said since amal­ga­ma­tion “coun­cils have ceased to be hu­man. They don’t seem to care about peo­ple any more.”

Mr Comi­nos said he would re­duce his busi­ness com­mit­ments to be a full-time coun­cil­lor and dec­la­ra­tion en­ve­lope, in­clud­ing how to en­sure each vote counts and how to re­turn the bal­lot pa­per.

Polling for the com­pul­sory vote closes at 6pm on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30. would es­tab­lish an elec­toral of­fice where he could be con­tacted by con­stituents.

“I am avail­able and I’ll con­tinue to be avail­able ... I do have ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.

If you don’t re­ceive your bal­lot pa­per or re­quire a re­place­ment, phone Elec­toral Com­mis­sion Queens­land on 1300 881 665.

CQ News spoke with the nine nom­i­nees to find out more about them and what lo­cal top­ics are im­por­tant to them. The full list of nom­i­nees are in bal­lot pa­per or­der be­low, ex­plain­ing why they wish to be elected.

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