Three quarters of City of Armadale residents have not cast vote in local government election

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THREE in four eligible Armadale residents have not yet cast their vote in the local election.

As the October 21 cut-off date draws closer, the majority of residents have not returned their ballot papers to have their say in who runs the City.

Hills ward has the highest return rate, with 29.72 per cent of votes returned, while Ranford ward trails with 23.49 per cent, followed closely by Lake and Heron.

There was 43,383 election packages sent to Armadale residents in total.

Local Government Minister David Templeman said council elections were an opportunity to have your say on local decision making.

“It’s essential that everyone – regardless of age, gender or cultural background – has their say, and I encourage all local communities to get informed and involved,” Mr Templeman said.

“Inefficient and poorly run councils can result in poor decision making and decisions that aren’t representative of all segments of the community.”

The WA Electoral Commission said by this time in the polls, generally about 60 per cent of packages that will be returned have been received.

Outstanding ballot papers must be received by the Returning Officer by 6pm on October 21.

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