MORE than one third of Derwent Valley electors have now cast their vote this year's council elections. As of yesterday's mail, another 350 votes had been returned, for a total of 2514 and a participation rate of 33.44%. This remains ahead of the state average of 30.38% and the southern average of 29.15%.
Flinders Island is still out in front with 46.91% of its ballots returned while the wooden-spooners are now Circular Head on 25.7%.
The Tasmanian Electoral Commission encourages voters to fill out their ballot papers and get them in the mail as soon as possible, to make sure their votes are counted. The cutoff is at 10am on October 30 and any votes still in the mail will not be counted.
Any elector who has not yet received their ballot pack should drop in to their local council office, or call the Tasmanian Electoral Commission on 1800 801 701 to ask for a replacement pack.
Meet all the Derwent Valley Council election candidates.