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    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Pre-polling begins for de-amalgamation vote

    Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
    The Honourable David Crisafulli

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Pre-polling begins for de-amalgamation vote

    The first votes for the four new de-amalgamating councils have been cast with pre-polling booths opening in Noosa, Livingstone, Mareeba and Douglas this morning.

    Local Government Minister David Crisafulli said it was important registered voters in each of the four areas had their say.

    “This is an historic opportunity for people to contribute to the make-up of a new council,” Mr Crisafulli said.

    “We promised communities during the election campaign that where possible they could have their say on de-amalgamation and it’s now over to them to elect their new leaders.

    “I urge residents who can’t vote on 9 November to get in early and make their vote count by choosing the candidates they think will help lead their region with a view to the future, not the past.”

    Mr Crisafulli said 88 people from a diverse range of backgrounds had nominated to stand for their respective councils across the four regions.

    Pre-polling will continue until 8 November with Election Day to be held on Saturday 9 November. More information, including polling locations, can be found at www.ecq.qld.gov.au.

    [ENDS] 28 October 2013

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