Monday 5 February 2018
For immediate release

Ballot packs mailed for Mount Alexander Shire Council elections

Voters should check the mail for their ballot packs for the Mount Alexander Shire Council Tarrengower Ward by-election.

Returning Officer for the election, Dean Curtis, is encouraging people to vote as early as possible: ‘With the by-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.’

Ballot papers must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the election office by 6.00 pm Friday 16 February or they cannot be counted.

Voters who haven’t received their ballot pack by Wednesday 7 February should call (03) 8619 1499 during business hours to arrange a replacement.

Candidates who have nominated to stand for election are listed in the ballot packs and 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 4.00 pm Friday 15 December 2017—State-enrolled voters who don’t vote may be fined. Voters aged 70 or older and council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote but will not be fined if they don’t vote.

Media enquiries:

Dean Curtis
Returning Officer
Mount Alexander Shire Council Tarrengower Ward by-election
Phone: (03) 8619 1499