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Get ready to vote in the council elections on March 19

Published: 7 March 2016

Get ready to vote in the council elections on March 19

Council elections will be held across Queensland on Saturday, 19 March.

All eligible Logan residents are required to vote for a councillor to represent their area or ‘division’ and for a mayor to replace the city’s outgoing mayor Pam Parker.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) is responsible for running council elections in Queensland. You’ll find lots of information about voting in the election on its website, www.ecq.qld.gov.au

Do you have to vote?
Voting is compulsory if you are eligible to vote, and you may be fined for not voting.

Each person can only vote once in the election. To enrol to vote or to check your enrolment information is up to date, please call the ECQ on 1300 881 665.

How do you vote?
The most common way to vote is by visiting a polling booth, which must be in your enrolled local area.

Polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm on 19 March. You can find a list of locations online at www.ecq.qld.gov.au

When you enter the polling booth, an issuing officer will ask for your name and address. They will mark your name off the electoral roll and will issue you with ballot papers.

You will be directed to a private booth where you can vote (please ensure you read the instructions on the ballot paper) before lodging your completed ballot paper in the ballot box.

Polling booth officials can help you if you have any questions.
If you are unable to vote at a polling booth on 19 March, please contact the ECQ to make other arrangements.

Click here to find out about opening dates and times for pre-polling offices in the City of Logan.

ECQ also provides a range of services to ensure that all electors have an equal opportunity to vote and are not disadvantaged because of personal circumstance, disability or language.
Election results will be posted on ECQ’s website on polling night.

Has your division changed?
Before you vote, it’s important to check which division you are in this year, as some division boundaries will change on election day. (This is done to ensure each division has a similar number of voters.)

You can view the final division boundaries for Logan City Council here.

If you are having problems with the link, please visit www.ecq.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 881 665.