The Importance of Your Vote

While voting in Council elections is not mandatory it is an opportunity for you to have your say on who makes decisions for your community.

Ann is a long time resident of Burnside and says it is absolutely important to vote. “Over the years Burnside Council has been controversial and has been in the news. The new members have changed all that and things have settled down,” she says.

Voting is also a means of showing appreciation for council. “Council is very active in the community,” she says. “The upgrades to the Civic Centre indicates Council cares. We as a community enjoy lots of activities, events and services. There are lots of sporting and interest clubs and many events in the library.”

Ann says we should never take for granted the democratic right to vote. “Just look around the world and see people who can’t vote,” she says. “We are very lucky.”

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