Pre-poll voting has opened in Dungog for the September 9 council election.
Those eligible to vote prior to the election can do so until Friday September 8 at the Returning Officer’s Office which is located at the rear of the council chambers in Dowling Street.
If you cannot make it to a booth on polling day or to pre-poll you can apply for a postal vote which must be received at the NSW Electoral Commission by 5:00pm on Monday, September 4.
This election Dungog voters will vote for the three candidates they want to represent them in either ward A, B or C.
They will also take part in a referendum on whether the Mayor should be popularly elected; if the council numbers in each ward should be reduced and if the ward system should be abolished.
Voters will also cast a vote on the poll questions – remaining a stand alone council; have merger discussions with Maitland City Council; have merger discussions with Port Stephens Council and apply to the Boundary Commission to split the shire.
The Dungog Chronicle has contacted the 20 local candidates offering them the opportunity to submit their profile for readers, which will be published next week.
Monday August 28 to Friday September 8 from 8.30am until 5.30pm. (Friday September 8 from 8.30am until 6.00pm.)
Saturday September 2 from 9.00 to 5.00pm.
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