Local Government election - polling day 28 March

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Sat 28 Mar 2020

Location: Check ECQ website for polling booth locations and hours.

Website: https://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/

Phone: 1300 881 665

Email: ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au

Notes: Polling booths open 8am to 6pm on election day (Saturday 28 March). Check ECQ website for early voting locations and hours.

Age group: 18+ adults

NOTE:  This election is run by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, NOT by Cairns Regional Council.  Council does not operate the polling booths and there is no voting at Council facilities. Residents with questions or concerns about the election should visit the ECQ website: https://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/

Information for voters:

Voting in local government elections is compulsory for all eligible Queenslanders over the age of 18.  Visit the ECQ website to check your eligibility, enrolment status or to find your local government area and division details.

Early voting is now open at the following locations until 6pm on Friday 27 March. (Note: these sites will not operate on election day).

  • Piccones Village Edmonton, Shop 2, 113 Bruce Hwy, Edmonton
  • De Jarlais Function Centre, Cairns Showgrounds, 109 Mulgrave Rd, Parramatta Park
  • 7 Mount Koolmoon St, Smithfield

On election day, polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm.  Check the ECQ website for a list of election day polling stations in your Division.

Information for candidates:

Candidate nominations closed on Tuesday 3 March 2020. New requirements apply for candidates, political parties, third party campaigners and political donors for the 2020 local government elections. Full details can be found on the ECQ website.

Candidates can place election advertising as soon as an election has been announced. All advertising needs to be removed within 7 days of the election being held.

Electoral Commission (ECQ) contacts:

  • ECQ website
  • Email ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au
  • Phone 1300 881 665.  The ECQ call centre is open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4pm Saturday.
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Last updated: 24 March 2020