Local Government Elections

in June KRA wrote to the Premier, Minister for State/Local Government Relations, the Opposition, parliamentary representatives of each party and independent MPs requesting the postal voting system for Local Government Elections be abolished due to reported abuses of the system such as:

  • the theft of ballot papers from letter boxes so that they can be completed by supporters of a particular candidate
  • relatives and friends exerting undue influence on electors in completing their ballot papers

A copy of the submission can be viewed here.