How to vote

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE draw of can­di­dates for the Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil elec­tions was on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 18.

Pre-poll vot­ing for the Dou­glas Shire elec­tion be­gins on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 28 and closes on Fri­day, Novem­ber 8.

There are de­tails about the vot­ing process that all vot­ers need to be aware of, es­pe­cially in light of the large field of can­di­dates. It is a first-past-the-post poll. In the mayoral elec­tion, a vote will be valid if the voter num­bers the can­di­dates 1, 2 and 3 ac­cord­ing to their choice. Or they can sim­ply vote for one can­di­date.

In the vote for coun­cil­lors, a vote will be valid if the voter num­bers the can­di­dates from to 1 to four. You must vote for at least four can­di­dates.

Very im­por­tantly, a voter must write no mes­sages on the vot­ing pa­per or else their vote will be ruled invalid!

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Queens­land, www. ecq. qld. gov. au, ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 881 665.

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