YOUR VOTE COUNTS
Community Newspaper Group urges you to ensure you are enrolled to vote in the Local Government Election before the September 1 deadline. It’s the only way to have a say in the future of your neighbourhood.
BUSINESS owners and operators could be eligible to vote multiple times in a local government election if their residence is in a different ward or local government area to their business.
A sole owner or occupier can vote once and a business with co-owners or co-operators gets two votes, as does a business with three people involved.
If the business owner or operator is a resident of the same council but lives in a different ward, they are entitled to an additional vote.
Residents who are also business owners or operators in the same ward they live in, or who live within local government areas that do not operate with wards, are entitled to just one vote.
However, business owners and operators and body corporate representatives must lodge a new enrolment form after every two ordinary elections, otherwise they will be removed from the owner/occupier role.
Enrolment forms must be lodged to relevant local governments by 5pm on Friday, September 1.