What sort of voter are you? A DONKEY Voter who grumbles to a Polling Booth so that they don't get fined and then fills in a 1 in the top box with no idea who they voted for. You might even proudly announce to your friends and family that you Donkey Voted as if that gives you a badge of honor. What your Number 1 in the top box did was wasted and infantile. It might have been better for all of us who actually care about who our politicians are if you had drawn a picture of your own private parts or written a few crude playground words. For those who actually do value their vote (and their intelligence) the following might help understand why it is important to number all the boxes and vote below the line. Your vote, and every number you put down does matter. Make it matter. Just remember that we have had two councillors for the past five years that only receive 4 votes and 14 votes. They only got in on preference flow. For five years we were represented by two councillors who between them had 18 votes out of 22,000. Lesson learnt.
VIDEO:How preferential votes are counted by electionsvic This year there is no gauntlet to run at Polling Booths. No How to Vote handouts. Covid rules apply. Also posters advertising the upcoming election or displaying a political slogan cannot be placed on Council premises, public areas or facilities, e.g., sporting club buildings, telephone/power poles, trees, street signs, footpaths, parks and nature/medium strips. Council will monitor the placement of election material and its impact on amenity, pedestrian access, and safety. Council threatens with an $1,100 fine if Candidates fail to comply.
Posters can go up on private property if there is someone you want to support.
A Formal Vote requires the elector to vote for a minimum of half of the positions available. In this Council election voting for 8 Councillors that requires the Voter to number 4 Candidates if voting below the line as per the instructions on the Voting Paper.
Below are the 1st and second preferences stated by the various candidates so you know where their primary preferences are going.
Remember: A Formal Vote requires the elector to vote for a minimum of half of the positions available. In this Council election voting for 8 Councillors that requires the Voter to number 4 Candidates if voting below the line as per the instructions on the Voting Paper.