2020 QUEENSLAND STATE ELECTION


Saturday October 31

 

Keep up to date with all the candidates and news covering the seats of Glass House and Caloundra.

Click on the electorate name below to take you to that page.


    CALOUNDRA          GLASS HOUSE

 

Don't know what electorate you are in?

Go to the Electoral Commission Queensland's 'where is my electorate' webpage - click HERE - then enter your address into the search field. Click on the "State Government" button to show a map of your state electorate.


Keep reading the Glasshouse Country & Maleny news each fortnight until the election for more election news and views.

 

How to vote ... when to vote ... where to vote

At this election (October 31), you’ll be asked to number every box on the ballot paper – this is called ‘full preferential voting’.

 

You number each candidate in order of who you prefer to win, from your top pick (number one) to your last pick.

 

There will be instructions at the polling booth and on the ballot paper itself. Make sure you read them and understand what you have to do. If you have any questions, you can always just ask one of the Electoral Commission Queensland staff inside the polling station.

 

If a ballot paper is not completed correctly it is called an informal vote. An informal vote is unable to be counted and does not contribute towards determining the election result.

 

Some reasons a ballot paper is informal are because: it is blank or unmarked; ticks or crosses have been used when numbering in order of preferences is required; the required number of boxes have not been marked; or it has writing on it which identifies the elector.

 

And don’t write comments on the ballot paper. You might think them witty, poignant or cutting, but no one really cares. The vote counters just count the votes, they don’t take any notice of the comments and they aren’t seen by anyone who you might be directing the comments at.

 



There are four main ways you can vote.

Pre-poll voting is where you cast your ballot before the election day at one of the pre-polling stations. Pre-polling will commence on October 19, with early voting centres operating on extended hours.

The locations and opening times will be published here when they are officially announced by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) - as well as being published in the Glasshouse Country & Maleny News print edition.

 

Postal voting is where you apply to the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) and are send a voting ballot which you fill out and post back to them.

Postal voting applications open September 14 and you need to have lodged your application by 7pm Friday October 16 in order to allow time for the ECQ to send you a postal ballot and you return it by the close of the election on October 31.

To apply for a postal ballot, either go to the ECQ website www.ecq.qld.gov.au or call them on 1300 881 665.


Telephone voting is available for eligible electors only. To learn more read the telephone voting fact sheet.

 

Election day voting. Turn up at any of the polling booths on November 25 - election day – and fill out the ballot paper there. Polling booths are open from 8am and close at 6pm.

 

To see the polling booth locations in click HERE. (locations not yet available - check back again soon)

 

To ensure that all electors have an equal opportunity to vote and are not disadvantaged because of personal circumstance, disability or language, the ECQ can help. Just call them on 1300 881 665.
 

COVID SAFETY FOR THE ELECTION 

The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has devised a COVID safe plan, which is outlined in their "Statement of Intent" - click HERE to read it.


To read about what's happening around the rest of the State during the election ... you can't go past the ABC website and their comprehensive coverage

 

 

 

 

Read more about the election and the candidates in your local newspaper - the Glasshouse Country & Maleny News.

 
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