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 are:

Caloundra   Glass House
 
(i) 1 Bulcock Street, Caloundra (at the eastern top end of Bulcock Street)
  (i) Shop 1/60 Simpson Street, Beerwah (same place as for the Council election)
(ii) Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny
(iii) Woodford Memorial Hall, 103 Archer Street, Woodford
 





Pre-polling centres will be open from Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 30 during the following hours:
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm
- Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 9pm
- Saturday 24 October 9am to 5pm

 

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 Saturday October 31 - 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 for both Caloundra and Glass House click  HERE

 

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.
 

2020 STATE GOVERNMENT ELECTION SERVICE PLAN 

The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has published their plan on how they will run these elections to ensure that they are safe, well-planned, orderly, transparent and legitimate. To view a copy of their plan click  HERE.

They have also published 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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