23 September 2014

Supplementary Roll

You may remember some time ago that I was encouraging those eligible to be on the Supplementary Roll to ensure that they retained their right to vote at Council elections. Citizens are automatically included on the ordinary role. However, landlords, business operators and tenants are also entitled to vote. These people  had to register before August 8th. What a disappointment to see in Clarence Park that only 8 people had chosen to do so (down from 35  in 2010), in Unley Ward the numbers have dropped from about 250 to 70. This makes the voter turnout look better come election day but disenfranchises a large number of people.
On a good note not requiring an election in Clarence Park for either Mayor or Councillors will save the Council at least $25,000!!

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