Race for Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil is on

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE race for Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil has be­gun in earnest with can­di­date nom­i­na­tions now closed and the or­der of names on the bal­lot sheet de­cided.

At yes­ter­day’s bal­lot draw in Can­non­vale, the top spot on the may­oral bal­lot was won by Eric Oliver.

Cur­rent Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney had her name drawn from the box next, with cur­rent Deputy Mayor An­drew Will­cox tak­ing the third spot.

Con­test­ing Divi­sion 1 will be Michelle Lynes, Mark Yore and Jan Clifford and vy­ing for Divi­sion 2 are Ron Pet­ter­son, John Atkin­son and Tanya Bandow.

Divi­sion 3 can­di­dates are Ro­gin Tay­lor and John Collins and for Divi­sion 4 we have Peter Ra­m­age, new­comer Pat Faust and Gary Simp­son.

Divi­sion 6 will be con­tested by John Smith, Mike Brunker and Jeff Hawkins.

All can­di­dates names will ap­pear on the bal­lots in that or­der.

Dave Clark was un­con­tested in Divi­sion 5 and has there­fore been duly elected for an­other term.

The lo­cal govern­ment elec­tion will be held on Satur­day, March 19.

Re­turn­ing of­fi­cer Leanne Lloyd said peo­ple needed to be aware that this time around there were some changes to booths.

His­tor­i­cally Can­non­vale votes have headed to the TAFE but this year they will vote at the Chris­tian Col­lege.

The Proser­pine booth has moved from the court house to Father Gard Hall at St Cather­ine’s on Ren­wick Road.

Pre-poll vot­ing in Proser­pine can be done at the En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

The Mt Ju­lian booth has closed and the Collinsville booth has moved from the school to the com­mu­nity cen­tre. For more in­for­ma­tion visit the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion of Queens­land’s web­site at www.ecq.qld.gov.au or call 1300 881 665.

NOM­I­NATED: Tanya Bandow, Ron Pet­ter­son, Ro­gin Tay­lor, Gary Simp­son, Michelle Lynes, Jeff Hawkins, John Atkin­son, Eric Oliver and Mark Yore, were at the bal­lot draw in Can­non­vale.

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