Ballot packs mailed this week for the South Gippsland Shire Council election

Monday 4 October 2021

For immediate release

Voters enrolled in the South Gippsland Shire Council election should check the mail from this week for their ballot packs for the 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 22 October. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.

Voters who haven't received their ballot pack by Wednesday 13 October should call 1300 020 885 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 election at 4 pm Friday 27 August and Council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote. State-enrolled voters who don't vote may be fined.