Whitsunday Regional Council Division 2 Councillor by-election

The Electoral Commission of Queensland acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country where the by-election is being conducted, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respects to all Traditional Owners, and Elders past, present and emerging.

A by-election is being held to elect a new councillor in Division 2 of the Whitsunday Regional Council.

Election day is Saturday 3 December 2022.

Early voting is from 28 November to 2 December 2022.

Voting is compulsory for people enrolled to vote in Whitsunday Division 2 Regional Council area. Fines may apply for a failure to vote.

See who has nominated as a candidate here.

Candidate nominations closed 12pm on 14 November 2022.

The ECQ employs temporary staff to deliver elections. No election experience is necessary. All temporary election staff are paid and receive training and support.

There are different types of casual roles available. Most work is on election day but some roles are also available before and after election day.

If you are interested in working at the Whitsunday Regional Council by-election, click here to find out more about eligibility and the roles available.

In person

You can vote in person at the following times and location/s.

Early voting

When

You can vote before election day from 9am to 5pm on 28 November to 1 December 2022.

9am to 6pm on Friday 2 December 2022.

Where

Shop 15, Whitsundays Shopping Centre
226 Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

Election day voting

When

8am to 6pm on Saturday 3 December 2022.

Where

Shop 15, Whitsundays Shopping Centre
226 Shute Harbour Road
Cannonvale QLD 4802

COVID safe measures will be in place at polling booths including extra cleaning and sanitation.

Postal voting

Postal vote applications closed 7pm on 21 November 2022.

You can complete your postal vote as soon as you get it. Make sure you:

  • tear the ballot paper from the declaration envelope
  • follow the instructions and number the boxes on the ballot paper
  • put your completed ballot paper in the declaration envelope
  • seal the declaration envelope and sign it before a witness - your witness has to sign it too
  • put the declaration envelope in the reply-paid envelope and post it to ECQ.

You must complete it by 6pm on Saturday 3 December 2022.

The ECQ must receive your completed vote by 5pm Tuesday 13 December 2022 for it to be counted.

Telephone voting

Telephone voting will be available to people who meet the eligibility criteria. If you are eligible, you can call the ECQ on 1300 912 782 during the telephone voting period to register your interest for a telephone vote.

For the Whitsunday Regional Council Division 2 Councillor by-election, this includes people isolating due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, or people who are located interstate or overseas.

It is also available to people who cannot vote without assistance due to a disability or an impairment.

Read the notice outlining eligibility requirements.

Registration and voting times below.

Registrations
  • 9am to 5pm on Monday, 28 November to Thursday, 1 December 2022.
  • 9am to 6pm on Friday, 2 December 2022.
  • 8am to 12pm on Saturday, 3 December 2022
Telephone voting call centre
  • 9am to 5pm on Monday, 28 November to Thursday, 1 December 2022.
  • 9am to 6pm on Friday, 2 December 2022.
  • 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 3 December 2022.

At this by-election you can number one, some or all of the boxes on the ballot paper in the order of your choice.

Start with 1 (one) for the candidate you most prefer.

This is the optional preferential voting system, and is used as required by the Local Government Electoral Act 2011.

  • Notice of Election – 4 November 2022
  • Candidate nominations open – 4 November 2022
  • Close of electoral roll – 10 November 2022
  • Candidate nominations close – 12pm 14 November 2022
  • Ballot paper order draw – 2.30pm 14 November 2022
  • Early voting– 28 November to 2 December 2022
  • Election day – Saturday 3 December 2022
  • Close of return of postal vote - 5pm 13 December 2022

Name:  Michael Davidson

RO Office:  Shop 15, Whitsundays Shopping Centre, 226 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD 4802

Telephone:  0491 938 809  |  0481 477 006