By-election date announced
The by-election for the local government electorate of Southern Downs will be held on Saturday, 30 January 2010, Council announced today.
Returning Officer, Trudy Fraser, said that nominations will close at noon on Monday, 21 December 2009.
“Nominations must be in the approved form and must be given to me before noon on nomination day, together with payment of the nomination fee of $150,” Ms Fraser said.
“The nomination fee must be paid in cash or by a cheque drawn by a financial institution.”
Ms Fraser said that nominations received after noon on nomination day, or received before noon on nomination day but without payment will not be accepted.
Forms may be obtained from the Southern Downs Regional Council Warwick Administration Office at 64 Fitzroy Street, which is the nominated place for the purpose of receiving nomination forms of candidates.
Ms Fraser reminded people living in the electorate of Southern Downs to ensure that they are correctly enrolled to vote.
“All Australian citizens aged 18 years and over living in the Southern Downs electorate are eligible to vote in this by-election, as long as they are correctly enrolled to vote when the electoral roll closes,” Ms Fraser said.
“If you’re not on the electoral roll, you must fill in an enrolment form immediately and return it to the AEC by Wednesday, 16 December 2009.
Enrolment forms can be downloaded via the AEC website and are available at any AEC office or Australia Post outlet, as well as at any Medicare, Centrelink, or Australian Tax Office. Voting is compulsory at by-elections.
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