This local government election, the system for voting has changed for those voting within the Murweh Shire.
To save the confusion we’ve detailed below exactly what the deal is when it comes to voting, thanks to the explanation provided by Des Niesler, Returning Officer, on the Murweh Shire Council website.
Please read these instruction carefully, as it could save you from receiving a very hefty fine.
– Postal voting IS available to all who qualify, but this time around if you’re seeking a postal vote you MUST apply through the ECQ (Electoral Commission Queensland).
– The last election was a full postal election, it is now an attendance based election which means people can actually attend a polling place to cast a vote.
– Voting at the polling place will occur on the 19th March, with booths in Augathella, Morven and Charleville.
– Again, Murweh Shire is NOT conducting a full postal ballot. In an attendance based ballot, electors have a choice as to how they register a vote: at a polling booth, at a pre-polling booth or by postal ballot.
– The option available to electors apart from on the election day (19th March) are: pre-polling which will commence on the 7th March which means you can attend a pre-polling booth and postal voting where you will be able to apply for a postal vote which will be made available from the 24th February.
For further enquiries, you can head to the ECQ website where you will find plenty of information on the voting methods.
For a list of the key dates you can find them here.