18 October 2019

NSWALC Letter Election Reminder

Keep an eye on your mail box! There's an important letter on its way from the New South Wales Electoral Commission which contains crucial information in the lead-up to next month's NSWALC Election.

The membership will head to the polls on 30 November to elect its new Council to represent you for the next four years.

The quadrennial election process is a major component of the Land Rights movement and this is your chance to have your say and Make Your Mark on the future for our people.

This year, polling booths will be set up in more than 160 locations across the state. The letter you will receive contains details on how to find the closest or most convenient polling booth in your region.

But we understand that sometimes getting out and voting isn't as easy as some might think. Getting to a polling booth might be difficult. Life gets busy. There's shopping to be done. Weekend sport with the kids. Work commitments. We do understand!

So earlier this year, NSWALC successfully applied to have amendments made to the voting regulations to make it easier for you to vote.

One option is pre-polling - those locations can be found on the Electoral Commission's website.

The other option is to lodge a postal vote. In order to do that, you'll need to open the letter and look for the postal vote application form, fill it in and send it back using the reply-paid envelope.

You can also apply online by heading to the Electoral Commission website. The link is in the letter you're about to receive. If you plan on voting by post though, just be mindful of the closing date. The Electoral Commission needs to receive your application form by close of business on 25 November.

And one more thing! Don't forget to mark 30 November on your calendar! That's the day NSWALC heads to the polls. It is important that you get out and vote to MAKE YOUR MARK!