Compulsory vote warning

August 26, 2017

THE NSW Electoral Commission is reminding people living within Murray River Council, voting is compulsory ahead of next month’s election.

And those who do not vote will be fined $55.

People need to be enrolled to vote so it pays to check your enrolment details which can be done online.

If you are not on the roll in NSW or your current enrolment details are not correct you may be eligible to enrol or update your details when you vote early or on election day.

Voting is on September 9 between 8am and 6pm. You must vote at a polling place of your council or your ward if your council is divided.

There is no absent voting at local government elections.

Some people might be entitled to a postal or pre-poll vote. It starts on Monday, August 28 and ends on Friday, September 8.

You can apply online for a postal vote from or by calling 1300 135 736.

Your application must be completed and received by the NSW Electoral Commission no later than 5pm Monday, September 4.

A list of polling places is available at

For information, call 1300135736.

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