Ballot packs mailed this week for Maroondah City Council by-election

Tuesday 22 February 2022

For immediate release

Voters in parts of Ringwood and Ringwood North should check the mail this week for their ballot packs for the Maroondah City Council, Wonga Ward by-election.

Election Manager Bill Kennedy 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 Kennedy said.

Ballot material must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the election office by 6 pm Friday 11 March. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.

Voters who haven’t received their ballot pack by Wednesday 2 March should call 03 8619 1498 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 online.

Voting is compulsory for voters who were on the State roll for this election at 4 pm Friday 21 January — 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.