Rather than a painful dental procedure or some kind of military maneuver, today is the day that ballot boxes are opened.
The AEC election officials open the ballot boxes; separate the declaration slip from the envelopes; open the envelopes and remove ballot papers; and then finally separate the formal and informal ballots. Informal ballots are any that are incomplete or invalid for whatever reason. Candidates are able to have scrutineers onsite for the extraction to ensure that every possible ballot is counted.
Democracy in action! Voting in Australia is compulsory for all elections, including the current local council elections.
So get your ballot in the mail by 6pm on Friday 23rd October. Just 2 more days to have your say!
Jenna, it was an absolute pleasure to talk with you about our campaign! October 20 I couldn't think of any better way caht to wrap up what has been an incredible series than by interviewing these two powerhouse candidates running for Frankston City Council. Meet Gabriel Norris and Claire Harvey!
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We were put in touch farnkston a resident and what an experience it was getting to know Gabriel and Claire. We had an incredible, heartfelt and informative chat ranging from what the candidates vision for their communities is, campaigning during COVID through to what skills their respective professional backgrounds will complement the role of Councillor.
I was truly blown away by the down to earth and very genuine conversation. With a focus on grass roots, people centered policy de that is good the planet, Claire and Gabriel are two candidates you need to hear from.
I can't thank you both enough for this opportunity to collaborate, another example of your values driven leadership and I really wish you all the very best with your campaigns. I think Frankston will be stronger, more positive and achieve great things for people, places and the environment with you in Council!