13 May, 2022
No pre-polling location in Somerset a disgrace
Council to write to Australian Electoral Commission
Somerset Regional Council will write to the Australian Electoral Commission seeking a pre-polling location in the region.
Deputy Mayor Helen Brieschke said it was “unacceptable” that there was no pre-polling booth within Somerset.
“Residents have to travel outside of our region to lodge a vote before election day and that’s unacceptable,” Cr Brieschke said.
Councillor Sean Choat echoed her concerns and said it was “a disgrace”.
“There are up to four pre-polling locations in Ipswich but none in Somerset,” Cr Choat said.
“We deserve better in Somerset.”