Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

ad­dress to the elec­toral of­fice be­fore the roll was closed.

As lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions are held on the third Satur­day in Oc­to­ber next, elec­tors please get your af­fairs in or­der.

Enrolment at one's present ad­dress on the Fed­eral/ State Roll car­ries over to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­toral roll. But enrolment on the owner/ oc­cu­piers' roll must be done separately through the coun­cil.

The re­cent South Perth poll saw about 500 votes deemed in­valid be­cause those vot­ers failed to fol­low­ing in­struc­tions re­gard­ing the dec­la­ra­tion, which had to be signed, dated and left in place. The WA Elec­toral Com­mis­sion helps peo­ple to vote by re­plac­ing lost bal­lot pa­pers.

A 50 per cent re­turn of vot­ing pa­pers was an ex­cep­tional re­sult and that has set the stan­dard for fu­ture lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions and polls. Only 18 votes were de­clared in­for­mal. CAROL ROE, Man­ning.

As stu­dents re­turned to school across WA, keep in mind the par­ents of Halle and Ava Hodg­son and Roshini and Muskan Yasir who send them off to start Year 1. We love th­ese twins from South Perth Pri­mary School. Do you have a pic­ture to share? Send it to south­erngazette@com­mu­ni­

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