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

Tuesday 6 July 2021

For immediate release

Voters in Koo Wee Rup and surrounds should check the mail for their ballot packs for the Cardinia Shire Council, Westernport Ward by-election.

Election Manager Amanda Golding 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,’ said Ms Golding.

Ballot material must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the election office by 6 pm Friday 23 July 2021 or they won't be counted.

Voters who haven't received their ballot pack by Tuesday 13 July should call 1300 226 029 during business hours to arrange a replacement.

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

Voting is compulsory for voters who were on the State roll for this election at 4 pm Friday 28 May —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.