Four candidates are in the running to be the next Division 2 Councillor for the Whitsunday Regional Council.
The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) says there was plenty of interest from candidates before Monday’s nomination deadline.
The candidates in ballot paper order are:
- Daniel Popovich
- Christopher Harvey
- Andrew Camm
- Clay Bauman
Electoral Commissioner Pat Vidgen says it is good to see candidates keen to represent their community ahead of the 3 December by-election.
“Now that electors know who is running, they can start to decide who they want as their new councillor and think about their plan for when they will cast their vote.
“If they can’t vote in person there’s still time to apply for a postal vote, and telephone voting is available to people who meet certain criteria, including having to isolate because of COVID-19.”
“There are plenty of voting options for the 4,000 enrolled voters in the division,” Mr Vidgen says.
The early voting polling booth at Shop 15, Whitsundays Shopping Centre, 226 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale will be open from 9am until 5pm daily from Monday 28 November to Thursday 1 December and will also be open until 6pm on Friday 2 December.
Electors can also vote at this location on election day on 3 December 2022 from 8am to 6pm.
Postal vote applications are open until 7pm on 21 November 2022. You can apply online via the ECQ website or phone the ECQ on 1300 881 665.
Mr Vidgen reminds people in the Whitsunday region voting is compulsory and failure to vote fines increased to $143.75 from 1 July 2022.