Ballot packs mailed this week for Buloke Shire Council by-election

Tuesday 27 September 2022

For immediate release

Voters in the Nandaly, Sea Lake, Berriwillock, Culgoa and Nullawil communities should check the mail for their ballot packs for the Buloke Shire Council, Mallee Ward by-election.

Election Manager John Lyons is encouraging people to vote as early as possible.

'With the whole election being conducted by post, it's incredibly important voters complete and return their ballot material as soon as possible to make sure their vote counts,' Mr Lyons said.

Ballot material must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the election office by 6 pm Friday 14 October. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.

Voters who haven't received their ballot pack by Wednesday 5 October should call the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) on 131 832 and ask for a replacement, or call the election office when it re-opens from Monday 10 October on 1300 202 885.

Candidates who have nominated for the by-election are listed in the ballot packs and can also be viewed at Where provided by candidates, a photo and statement will be included. Voters can also view answers to the candidate questionnaire online.

Voting is compulsory for voters who were on the State roll for this election at 4 pm Friday 19 August —State-enrolled voters who don't vote may be fined. Council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote but will not be fined if they don't vote.