Sunday, October 21, 2018

Council votes keep rolling in

AT the end of the second week of voting in this year's council elections, nearly 43% of Derwent Valley Council electors and 40% of electors statewide have made their choices and submitted their postal votes.

A further 193 votes for Derwent Valley Council candidates were received by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission on Friday, taking the total to 3230. The local participation rate in this year's council elections is now 42.97%, compared to the state average of 40.12%.

The election is being conducted by postal ballot and voters have until 10am on October 30 to lodge their votes by posting them back to the Tasmanian Electoral Commission or depositing them at the Derwent Valley Council Chambers. Votes received after 10am on October 30 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.

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