Con­grat­u­la­tions – you heeded our call

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

COM­MU­NITY News­pa­per Group urged vot­ers to play their part in this year’s lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions and you have re­sponded ad­mirably, with voter turnout up through­out Perth.

Across 30 metropoli­tan lo­cal coun­cils, the av­er­age voter turnout was 34.58 per cent – up from an av­er­age 28.59 per cent across the same 30 coun­cils two years ago.

WA Electoral Com­mis­sioner David Ker­slake said that while he would like the rate to go up even more, it was a pleas­ing in­crease on re­cent elec­tions.

“Lo­cal gov­ern­ments con­tinue to play a very im­por­tant role and it is great to see more elec­tors get­ting out to have their say in who gov­erns their lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Con­grat­u­la­tions peo­ple of Perth.

We asked you to get more in­volved in the elec­tion of your lo­cal gov­ern­ments – and you heeded the call.

How we re­ported the cam­paign.

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