Tuesday 22 June 2021
For immediate release
A total of two candidates have nominated in the Cardinia Shire Council, Westernport Ward by-election.
The candidates, in ballot paper order, are:
Candidate statements and responses to a questionnaire about their background and qualifications will be available later this week.
The Cardinia Shire Council by-election will be conducted entirely by post. Voters who were correctly enrolled for Westernport Ward by 4 pm on Friday 28 May will receive a ballot pack, which they must complete and return as soon as possible using the reply-paid envelope provided. Ballot packs will be mailed from Tuesday 6 July.
Voters can also hand-deliver their completed ballot material to the election office located at Koo Wee Rup Tennis Club, Cochrane Park, 243 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup on weekdays from Wednesday 16 June to Friday 23 July. Office hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, with extended hours on Thursday 22 July (9 am to 8 pm) and Friday 23 July (9 am to 6 pm).
Voting closes at 6 pm on Friday 23 July. Election Manager Amanda Golding advised voters to vote well ahead of the closing time.
'You need to post or hand-deliver your completed ballot material by the deadline to make your vote count,' Ms Golding said.
'Local mail clearance times may be earlier than the close of voting, so don't leave it to the last minute.'
Further information on the Cardinia Shire Council by-election is available at Cardinia Shire Council, Westernport by-election.