Voting is compulsory
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?

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!


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