Pilbara letterboxes fill with voting packs
Electors throughout the Pilbara should have received their voting packages for the local government postal elections being run by the Western Australian Electoral Commission next week.
The State electoral commissioner David Kerslake has urged electors to read the instructions carefully so every ballot paper completed would count towards a formal vote.
A postal voting package should contain: ■ An instructional pamphlet, which includes details in a number of languages. ■ A ballot paper for the election of councillors. ■ A ballot paper for the election of Mayor or Shire President (if applicable). ■ Profiles of the local candidates; this being a tear-off page attached to the ballot paper. ■ An elector certificate attached to the envelope into which the completed ballot paper(s) should be inserted. ■ A reply paid envelope in which to return the signed certificate and marked ballot paper(s) to the Returning Officer.
If an elector has not yet received their package, an item is missing or you have other questions about postal voting, they can call the Commission on 1300 661 136 or visit their local council office.
Ballot papers must be received by the Returning Officer by 6pm, Saturday, October 17 to be included in the count.
If not returned by mail, completed packages may also be deposited into the ballot box at an elector’s local council office.
For more information, please visit www.elections.wa.gov.au.