REGION - Voters in Pyrenees Shire will start to receive their ballot material this week, ahead of this month's local council elections.
The Returning Officer for the Pyrenees Shire Council elections, Peter Reid, is encouraging people to vote as early as possible. Ballot papers must reach the election office by 6pm on Friday, October 26 2012 or they cannot be counted.
Voting is compulsory for all voters of Pyrenees Shire who were on the State electoral roll on Friday, August 31 2012. Voters who are aged 70 years or older and non-resident voters are encouraged to vote but will not be fined if they do not vote.
Voters who have not received their ballot pack by Wednesday, October 17 2012 should contact the election office on (03) 5331 1812 immediately for a replacement pack.