Early voting kicks off in Tjuntjuntjara Community

Published on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 9:37:53 AM

Ivo Da Silva and Debbie Hanson casting her vote in the ballot box

Early voting got under way last week in Tjuntjuntjara Community with several voters taking the opportunity to kick off the Local Government elections ending October 16.


Located in the Great Victorian Desert approximately 700kms east of Menzies near the South Australian border, the Tjuntjuntjara is home to 200 residents.


Returning Officer for the WA Electoral Commission, Ivo Da Silva and Shire of Menzies Chief Executive Officer, Brian Joiner travelled to Tjuntjuntjara to facilitate the election process and engaging with the community.


The polling station was set up for voting from 10am to 12pm and the community was provided with a free BBQ to enjoy.


The turnout to the polling day was above previous years and Shire CEO, Brian Joiner said they were pleased to see the community coming forward to cast their vote.


“It was great to see a positive turnout at the polling station in Tjuntjuntjara with community members showing up to cast their vote,” said Mr Joiner.


“Voting is important because it gives the community an opportunity to have their say therefore, we strongly encourage electors to vote at this year’s Council elections.”


Early voting is available at the Shire of Menzies until 4:00pm Friday 15 October 2021 and in person voting at the Menzies Town Hall on Saturday 16 October 2021 between 8:00am and 6:00pm. For more information, please click here: https://www.menzies.wa.gov.au/council/our-council/council-elections.aspx

L-R: Glenn Davis, Charlotte Brown, Nina Robertson, Debbie Hansen and Ivo Da Silva

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