Elec­tions: vot­ing is al­ready un­der­way

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

POSTAL vot­ing for the March 19 coun­cil elec­tion is now open and ap­pli­ca­tions must be com­pleted by 7pm, Wed­nes­day, March 16.

An ap­pli­ca­tion for a postal vote or an elec­toral visit vote can be lodged by post, fax, email or hand de­liv­ery to the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion Queens­land (ECQ).

Bal­lot pa­pers re­ceived via postal vote must be com­pleted be­fore 6pm on polling day and re­ceived by the Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cer be­fore close of busi­ness on Tues­day, March 29.

Elec­tion re­sults will be posted on the ECQ web­site as they be­come avail­able on elec­tion night.

Re­sults will be up­dated over the fol­low­ing 10 days as postal votes are re­ceived and counted, with fi­nal votes for each day posted by 4:30pm.

The Com­mis­sion will not de­clare the re­sult of any seat while there re­mains a math­e­mat­i­cal pos­si­bil­ity that more than one can­di­date could win.

Queens­land res­i­dents who have not en­rolled are still al­lowed to vote at the elec­tion pro­vided they en­rol be­fore 6pm, Fri­day March 18.

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