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2012 Local Government Quadrennial Elections - election timetable

Purpose

To notify local governments of the revised dates relating to the 2012 Local Government Quadrennial Elections following the announcement by the Premier that the Queensland State Government Elections will be held on 24 March 2012.

Dates

Following the Premier’s recent announcement that the State Government Elections will be held on 24 March 2012 and the subsequent delay of the local government elections, the Electoral Commission of Queensland has released a revised election timetable of all significant dates relating to the local government elections. The critical election dates are:

Close of rolls
5.00pm Tuesday 31 January 2012

Nominations
Opens Saturday 10 March 2012
Closes noon Tuesday 27 March 2012

Election day
Saturday 28 April 2012
Polling booths open from 8.00am to 6.00pm

Of particular importance to local governments is that caretaker period will commence on 10 March 2012 and ends at the conclusion of the election.

Further information

For further information relating to the 2012 Local Government Quadrennial Elections visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland’s website at www.ecq.qld.gov.au.