Ballots delayed

“CONCERNING” numbers of electors are not receiving ballots for the City of Perth election. 

The council says it’s aware of the problem, which was “apparently due to postal issues”.

In a social media post, lord mayoral candidate Di Bain described it as “a concerning number of eligible voters” who’d not received their ballot papers. 

They were meant to start arriving on September 22 through to September 25. 

If slow mail is behind the delays, federal Labor MP Josh Wilson’s pointing the finger at the Morrison government, which recently voted to approve cuts to Australia Post deliveries to two or three days a week across the nation.

Replacement ballot papers are available for pick up at Perth council house, where they can also be dropped off up until 6pm on Saturday October 17 – if you’re nervous about snail mail making it in time.

by DAVID BELL

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