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

Monday 9 November 2020

For immediate release

Voters in Halls Gap and surrounds should check the mail from this week for their ballot packs for the Northern Grampians Shire Council, South West Ward by-election.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately is encouraging people to vote as early as possible.

‘With the election being conducted by post, voters must complete and return their ballot material as soon as possible to make sure their vote counts,’ Mr Gately said.

Ballot papers must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the Election Manager by 6 pm Friday 27 November. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.

Voters who haven’t received their ballot pack by Wednesday 18 November should call 1300 128 940 during business hours to arrange a replacement.

Candidates who have nominated for the 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 optional candidate questionnaire online.

Voting is compulsory for voters who were on the State roll for this by-election at 4 pm Friday 28 August and Council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote. State-enrolled voters who don’t vote may be fined.