Confused about the upcoming Council election on April 28?
It’s understandable … especially if you live in the South Burnett Regional Council area.
If you live in Division 2 (Blackbutt, Maidenwell, Bunya Mountains), Division 3 (Kingaroy, south of Haly Street) or Division 5 (Murgon) then you DON’T have to vote. This is because there is only one person standing in each of these divisions so they will be elected unopposed.
Voters in Division 1 have the choice of four candidates: Barry Green, Steve Jeffery, Mark Ladyman or Sandy Towell
Voters in Division 4 have the choice of two candidates: Keith Campbell or Terry Fleischfresser
Voters in Division 6 have the choice of two candidates: Cheryl Dalton or Don Pinwill
A vote for the Mayoral position is unnecessary as there is only one candidate: Wayne Kratzmann.
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Voters in the Cherbourg Aboriginal Council area have the choice of two candidates for Mayor and must select four councillors from the 11 names who are standing.
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In the Gympie Regional Council area, four men are competing for the mayoral role and every Division has multiple candidates.
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Toowoomba Regional Council area has possibly the most candidates: six are challenging for the mayoral role and 31 for the 10 councillors’ positions. But voters in this council area have the easiest way of voting: instead of attending a polling booth on election day, they will vote via mail.
Don’t Know Who’s Standing?
- Download our handy guide to candidates (14 kb PDF)
Don’t Know What Division You’re In?
Check out these interactive maps from the Electoral Commission of Queensland:
Don’t Know Where To Vote?
Lists of polling booth locations:
(NB. The Toowoomba Regional Council ballot is being conducted by mail. Toowoomba Regional Council area residents who have not yet received a ballot paper should contact the ECQ on 1300-881-665.)
And don’t forget: voting is compulsory!