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urges you to en­sure you are en­rolled to vote in the Lo­cal Govern­ment Elec­tion be­fore the Septem­ber 1 dead­line. It’s the only way to have a say in the fu­ture of your neigh­bour­hood.

BUSI­NESS own­ers and op­er­a­tors could be el­i­gi­ble to vote mul­ti­ple times in a lo­cal govern­ment elec­tion if their res­i­dence is in a dif­fer­ent ward or lo­cal govern­ment area to their busi­ness.

A sole owner or oc­cu­pier can vote once and a busi­ness with co-own­ers or co­op­er­a­tors gets two votes, as does a busi­ness with three peo­ple in­volved.

If the busi­ness owner or oper­a­tor is a res­i­dent of the same coun­cil but lives in a dif­fer­ent ward, they are en­ti­tled to an ad­di­tional vote.

Res­i­dents who are also busi­ness own­ers or op­er­a­tors in the same ward they live in, or who live within lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas that do not op­er­ate with wards, are en­ti­tled to just one vote.

How­ever, busi­ness own­ers and op­er­a­tors and body cor­po­rate rep­re­sen­ta­tives must lodge a new en­rol­ment form af­ter ev­ery two or­di­nary elec­tions, oth­er­wise they will be re­moved from the owner/oc­cu­pier role.

En­rol­ment forms must be lodged to rel­e­vant lo­cal govern­ments by 5pm on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1.

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