Ballot packs mailed this week for the Colac Otway Shire Council election
October 5, 2020
Voters enrolled in the Colac Otway 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 6pm Friday 23 October. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.
Voters who haven’t received their ballot pack by Friday 16 October should call 1300 112 720 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 vec.vic.gov.au. 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 4pm Friday 28 August and Council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote. State-enrolled voters who don’t vote may be fined.
Further information on enrolment is available by calling 1300 805 478 or at vec.vic.gov.au, where voters can also sign up to the free VoterAlert service to receive important election reminders by SMS and email.