Council could be decided early
THE composition of the new Douglas Shire Council, could be well on the way to being determined before polling day on November 9.
Pre-poll voting opened on Monday, with numbers increasing in Port Douglas for each day of voting.
Historically, pre-poll voting has accounted for more than a third of the votes cast.
In this year’s de-amalgamation referendum, prepoll votes represented more than 38 per cent of the votes cast.
That trend is expected to be maintained in the election for the new Douglas Council.
There are two polling booths open for pre-polling in Douglas, in the Community Hall in Warner St Port Douglas, and at 3-7 Mill St in Mossman.
Pre-poll voting at those locations will continue until 6pm on election eve, November 8.
Leonie Brooks at the polling station