Have your say on council’s future

Lockyer Valley Regional Council candidates and campaigners greeted voters outside the early voting booth at Gatton RSL last week. Picture: JACOB HAYDEN

The local government elections are in full swing with many residents taking advantage of the early voting options.

Early voting booths for the local government election and Ipswich West by-election opened last Monday 4 March and will close this Friday 15 March.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council residents can early vote at the Gatton RSL.

Somerset Regional Council residents can early vote at the Fernvale and Kilcoy Visitor Information Centres, or at The Rectory in Esk.

The closest early voting locations for Ipswich City Council residents within The Independent’s readership area are 22 Nicholas Street in Ipswich City Mall and Whitehill Church in Raceview.

Postal voting started in February and must be completed before 6pm on election day.

More venues will open for voting on election day, Saturday 16 March.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council voting day locations:

Blenheim State School (SS), Flagstone Creek SS, Forest Hill SS, Gatton SS, Glenore Grove Hall, Grantham SS, Hatton Vale SS, Helidon SS, Laidley District SS, Lake Clarendon SS, Ma Ma Creek SS, Murphys Creek SS, Sophia College (Plainland), Stockyard Creek Hall, Thornton SS, Tenthill Baptist Church Hall, Withcott SS.

Somerset Regional Council voting day locations:

Coominya State School (SS), Esk SS, Fernvale SS, Glamorgan Vale SS, Kilcoy Memorial Hall, Lowood State High School, Minden SS, Moore Soldiers Memorial Hall, Mount Kilcoy SS, Mount Tarampa SS, Tarampa SS, Toogoolawah SS.

Ipswich City Council Division 1 voting day locations:

Grandchester State School.

Ipswich City Council Division 4 voting day locations:

Haigslea State School (SS), Marburg SS, Rosewood SS, Walloon SS.

More information about local government elections can be found at ecq.qld.gov.au