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General information – 2012 Council Elections

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When is the election? Saturday 8 September 2012. Voting is from 8am to 6pm.

Where to vote? Polling place locations will not be available until Monday 13 August. See http://www.votensw.info/regions/richmond_tweed.

Am I enrolled?

You can check if you are enrolled and your details are correct through the Electoral Commission’s online enrolment verification facility or by phoning 1300 135 736.

For full details regarding enrolment see http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/enrol_to_vote/local_government_enrolment.

How do you vote?

For full details see http://www.votensw.info/regions/richmond_tweed.

Postal voting.

Postal vote applications are open now, and close on 3 September.

Apply online for a Postal Vote – it’s quick and easy!

Or you can print and complete a Postal Vote Application (PDF)[554.8 KB]. Once completed, this form must be posted, faxed or emailed to the NSWEC Postal Voting Centre (details are on the application) by 5.00pm Monday 3 September.

There is no absent voting (apart from at Sydney Town Hall) so you must vote at a polling place or pre-poll issuing votes for your local council.

Pre-poll voting starts on 27 August and closes on 7 September. Pre-poll venue locations and hours of operation will be available from 20 August.

What happened last time?

For full results see http://www.pastvtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/LGE2008/lgeindex.htm.

BALLINA (30,000 voters approx) Median age: 45

17 candidates contested nine vacancies, and the winners were Crs Wright, Keith Johnson, Smith, Cadwallader, Jeff Johnson, Moore, Meehan, Brown and Hordern. Mayor: Phil Silver

BYRON (20,000 voters approx) Median age: 42

36 candidates contested eight vacancies, and the winners were Crs Richardson, Tucker, Tabart, Heeson, Staples, Morrisey, Woods and Cameron. Mayor: Jan Barham

TWEED (58,000 voters approx) Median age: 45

39 candidates contested seven vacancies, and the winners were Crs Milne, Holdom, Polglase, Van Lieshout, Longland, Skinner and Youngblutt. Mayor Polglase was subsequently elected by councillors (no direct election of mayor in Tweed). Current mayor is Longland.

LISMORE (30,000 voters approx) Median age: 40

51 candidates contested 10 vacancies, and the winners were Crs Smith, Chant, Marks, Grindon-Ekins, Houston, Meineke, Graham, Yarnall, Clough and Battista.

Who can vote?

In local-government elections, not only the residents over 18 years of age can vote (residential roll), but also the owners of rateable land in the council area can vote (non-residential roll). Even corporations who own land can vote, through a nominated individual (but only once – how unfair is that?).

Who actually votes?

In the last council elections, about 80 per cent of eligible voters actually voted. Voting is compulsory – fines apply for not voting.

Why vote?

It is important to enrol to vote (and then actually vote!) as then you can make sure that the ‘right’ sort of people represent you at local government level. Voting allows you to have a say in how you and your community are governed.

Tweed Heads

General info – Tweed

Postal voting 

The final day of postal voting was Monday September 3. If you are unable to vote on the day you will now have to vote at a pre-poll centre. See below for details.

Polling booths 

Banora Point Public School
Bilambil Public School
Bogangar Public School
Burringbar Public School
Centaur Public School
Chillingham Public School
Condong Public School
Crabbes Creek Public School
Crystal Creek Public School
Cudgen Public School
Dungay Public School
Kingscliff TAFE
Kunghur Hall
Piggabeen Hall
Pottsville Public School
Seagulls Club
St Anthonys Parish Hall Kingscliff
St Josephs College Banora Point
St Josephs Public School South Murwillumbah
Stokers Siding Public School
Sydney Town Hall
Terranora Public School
Tumbulgum Public School
Tweed Heads PCYC
Tweed Shire Council Civic and Cultural Centre
Tyalgum Public School
Uki Public School
Wollumbin High School

All polling centres are open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday September 8. If you are not able to attend a polling place on the day you must vote at one of the pre-poll centres (see above for details.)

For full address and accessibility details go to http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/textView.aspx?name=LG1201-129.

To locate your nearest polling booth on a map go to http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/mapView.aspx?name=LG1201-129.

Lismore Shire

General info update – Lismore

Postal voting 

The final day of postal voting was Monday September 3. If you are unable to vote on the day you will now have to vote at a pre-poll centre. See below for details.

Polling booths 

Bexhill Hall
Clunes Public School
Dunoon Public School
Goolmangar School Of Arts Hall
Goonellabah Community Centre
Goonellabah Public School
Lismore Heights Public School
Lismore High School
Lismore Public School
Lismore South Public School
Nimbin Central School
Richmond River High School
Rosebank Public School
St Pauls Memorial Hall Lismore
Sydney Town Hall
The Channon Hall
Tregeagle Public School
Trinity Catholic College St Joseph’s Site Lismore
Woodburn CWA Rooms
Wyrallah Public School

All polling centres are open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday September 8. If you are not able to attend a polling place on the day you must vote at one of the pre-poll centres (see above for details.)

For full address and accessibility details go to http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/textView.aspx?name=LG1201-082.

To locate your nearest polling booth on a map go to http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/mapView.aspx?name=LG1201-082.

Ballina Shire

General info update – Ballina

Postal voting 

The final day of postal voting was Monday September 3. If you are unable to vote on the day you will now have to vote at a pre-poll centre. See below for details.

Polling booths 

A Ward

Ballina High School
Ballina Hospital
Emmanuel Anglican College
Empire Vale Public School
Southern Cross School
Sydney Town Hall
The Kentwell Community Centre

B Ward

Ballina High School
Lennox Head Public School
Newrybar Public School
Southern Cross School
Sydney Town Hall
Teven-Tintenbar Public School
The Kentwell Community Centre
Xavier Catholic College Skennars Head

C Ward

Alstonville High School
Ballina High School
Rous Public School
Sydney Town Hall
Teven-Tintenbar Public School
Wardell Memorial Hall
Wollongbar Public School

All polling centres are open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday September 8. If you are not able to attend a polling place on the day you must vote at one of the pre-poll centres (see above for details.)

For full address and accessibility details go to

http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/textView.aspx?name=LG1201-005.

To locate your nearest polling booth on a map go to

http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/mapView.aspx?name=LG1201-005.


Byron Shire 

General info update – Byron

Postal voting 

The final day of postal voting was Monday September 3. If you are unable to vote on the day you will now have to vote at a pre-poll centre. See below for details.

Polling booths 

Bangalow Public School, 45 Byron Street, Bangalow NSW 2479
Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall, Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483
Byron Bay High School, Broken Head Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Federal Hall, Federal Road, Federal NSW 2480
Ocean Shores Community Centre, 56 Rajah Road, Ocean Shore NSW 2483
St Johns Multi Purpose Centre, Murwillumbah Road, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Suffolk Park Community Hall, Clifford Street, Suffolk Park NSW 2481
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

For accessibility details go to http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/textView.aspx?name=LG1201-024

To locate your nearest polling booth on a map go to http://map.elections.nsw.gov.au/mapView.aspx?name=LG1201-024

All polling centres are open from 8am to 6pm on Saturday September 8. If you are not able to attend a polling place on the day you must vote at one of the pre-poll centres (see above for details.)

 

 


 


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