JUST over 40% of eligible voters have now returned their Derwent Valley Council ballot papers, with 3037 votes now cast, an increase of 289 since yesterday's mail. The local participation rate in this year's council elections is now 40.4%, compared to the state average of 37.48%.
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.
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.