There’s just one day left to get your early vote in for your next Gold Coast Council, with the electoral commission warning that voting is still compulsory.
Voters could be looking at a $133 fine if they don’t have their say in time.
There are eleven places around the coast to submit your vote before March 28, which is still going ahead despite worries about the coronavirus crisis.
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So far, early voting numbers have skyrocketed, with voters wanting to get in before venues get too crowded.
Tonight, locations are open until 6.00pm, before tomorrow’s voting day.
Here’s a list of voting locations:
- Tugun Community Centre (Activity Room), 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun
- 6/53 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads
- Fradgley Hall Community Centre, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads
- Albert Waterways Community Centre, Cnr Hooker & Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters
- Show Society, Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Worongary
- Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, 296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara
- G4, Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street, Southport
- Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay
- 4/54 Siganto Drive, Helensvale
For more information about voting centres, click here.
The Tugun location is also accepting votes for the Currumbin by-election.
Mayor Tom Tate was campaigning down in Tugun last week and said that the early voting locations are taking every precaution to ensure social distancing and cleanliness.
“Absolutely we wont allow more than 100 in there, and the hygiene – it’s being cleaned at the highest level.
“Public toilets around the place that were being cleaned twice a week are now being cleaned daily, to make sure that those facilities, whether its a library and the like, the hygiene standard is really increased,” Mr Tate said.
At this stage, the March 28 date is still going ahead, though voters are being urged to get along and vote, particularly the elderly and more vulnerable.
We’ve summed up all the candidates from every division, if you want to have a closer look at the people who are calling on your vote.
Here they are!
The hopeful Mayors
Alberton, Cedar Creek, Gilberton, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Luscombe, Norwell, Ormeau, Pimpama, South Moreton Bay Island, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Woongoolba and Yatala.
Helensvale, Hope Island, Monterey Keys, Oxenford, Sanctuary Cove and Studio Village.
Coomera, Maudsland, Upper Coomera, Willowvale and Wongawallan.
Biggera Waters, Coombabah, Hollywell, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, South Stradbroke Island and Sovereign Island.
Is uncontested, Peter Young will continue as councillor.
Ashmore, Benowa, Bundall and Southport.
Arundel, Helensvale, Labrador, Molendinar and Parkwood.
Ashmore, Benowa, Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Merrimac and Nerang.
Advancetown, Austinville, Bonogin Valley, Gilston, Lower Beechmont, Mudgeeraba, Natural Bridge, Neranwood, Numinbah, Reedy Creek, Springbrook, Tallai and Worongary.
Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Bundall, Isle of Capri, Main Beach, Paradise Waters, Sorrento, Surfers Paradise and The Spit.
Burleigh Waters, Robina and Varsity Lakes.
Burleigh Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Miami and Nobby Beach.
Burleigh Heads, Elanora, Palm Beach, Tallebudgera and Tallebudgera Valley.
Currumbin, Currumbin Waters, Currumbin Valley, Coolangatta, Bilinga, parts of Elanora, Kirra, Rainbow Bay, parts of Tallebudgera and Tallebudgera Valley, and Tugun.