Ballot packs mailed this week for Northern Grampians Shire Council by-election

Tuesday 18 October 2022

For immediate release

Voters in St Arnaud, Stuart Mill and surrounds should check the mail for their ballot packs for the Northern Grampians Shire Council, Kara Kara Ward by-election.

Due to current weather events, 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 4 November. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.

Voters who haven't received their ballot pack by Wednesday 26 October should call 1300 595 014 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 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 9 September —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.