Vote on time next week to avoid a fine

Hilltops Council General Manager Anthony McMahon said he hopes people will pre-poll or use a postal vote if they are away on Election Day on September 9.
Hilltops Council General Manager Anthony McMahon said he hopes people will pre-poll or use a postal vote if they are away on Election Day on September 9.

Pre-poll voting for the Hilltops Council election will open in Boorowa and Harden on Monday, September 4. 

Council General Manager Anthony McMahon said pre-poll voting, together with the option of postal voting, are both available to those who may be away on election day, Saturday, September 9.

“Anyone who can’t get to a polling place on election day should arrange for a postal or pre-poll vote so they can have their say and avoid a penalty notice from the Electoral Commission for not voting,” Mr McMahon said.

“There’s no absent voting at council elections, so I expect postal and pre-poll voting will be a preferred option for a lot of people.”

A total of 18 candidates have put their hand up to contest the Hilltops Council election.

“11 councillors will be elected by the community, with the position of mayor and deputy mayor to be decided by the newly elected council,” Mr McMahon said.​