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Make sure you’re enrolled to vote in Hindmarsh election

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 Sunday 9th August 2020
 Dimboola Courier

Make sure you’re enrolled to vote in Hindmarsh election
The Victorian Electoral Commission is asking Hindmarsh residents to make sure that their details are up-to-date ahead of a general election to be held by post in October.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately is issuing a call to Hindmarsh Shire residents and ratepayers to be ready to participate in this election.

“Make sure you’re enrolled correctly by the close of roll, which is 4 pm on Friday 28th August. As this is a postal election, it’s important to check your address details are correct – this includes any alternative postal address,” Mr Gately said.

“If you’re an Australian citizen and you’ve recently turned 18 or moved, and you haven’t enrolled or updated your address, or if you’ve just closed your post office box with Australia Post, you can enrol or update your details online at vec.vic.gov.au/enrolment.”

Non-Australian citizens who occupy and pay rates on a property or business in Hindmarsh Shire, or people living outside Hindmarsh Shire who pay rates for a property they own in Hindmarsh Shire Council, can apply to the Council to enrol by calling (03) 5391 4444. Non-resident owners who were enrolled at the most recent election (including any by-elections) for Hindmarsh Shire Council will be automatically enrolled. Applications close at 4 pm on Friday 28 August.

“Voting in local council elections is compulsory if you’re a State-enrolled voter, and we encourage council-enrolled voters to vote.

“Your local council makes important decisions about your community facilities, services and local business community, so it’s important to have your say by voting in this election,” Mr Gately said.

Voters who will be away during the election period can have their ballot pack redirected to an address of their choice by making a request in writing by Thursday 17th September.

More information is available by calling 131 832 or at vec.vic.gov.au, where State-enrolled voters can also sign up to the free VoterAlert service to receive important election reminders by SMS and email.

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