Coun­cil could be de­cided early

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: ROD KIL­NER

PRE VOT­ING:

Leonie Brooks at the polling sta­tion

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