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Watch your mail for ballot packs

Voters enrolled in the Latrobe City Council election should check their mail, with ballot packs for the election to be mailed from this week.

The Victorian Electoral Commission’s Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately encouraged people to vote as early as possible.

“With the election being conducted by post, voters must complete and return their ballot material as soon as possible to make sure their vote counts,” Mr Gately said.

Ballot papers must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the Election Manager by 6pm Friday 23 October. Voters are advised to check their local mail clearance times.

Voters who haven’t received their ballot pack by Friday 16 October should call 1300 116 408 during business hours to arrange a replacement.

Candidates who have nominated for the election are listed in the ballot packs and can also be viewed at vec.vic.gov.au. where provided by candidates, a photo and statement will be included. Voters can also view answers to the optional candidate questionnaire online.

Voting is compulsory for voters who were on the State roll for this election at 4pm Friday 28 August and Council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote. State-enrolled voters who don’t vote may be fined.

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