Polling booths open

VOTING for the Redland City Council election on April 28 has opened.

Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake has reminded Redland electors of the voting options available for the election.

Voters travelling outside of the electoral district on election day must apply for a postal vote, or vote early at pre-poll centres which are now open for business in the Redlands.

Mr Kerslake said voting would take place by attendance at polling places on election day, Saturday, April 28, with booths open between 8am and 6pm.

Unlike state elections, however, absent voting is not permitted.

The Electoral Commission website www.ecq.qld.gov.au contains a search facility that enables electors to check voting arrangements, including the location of polling booths and pre-poll centres.

Toll-free service to help voters

THE Queensland Electoral Commission has opened a special toll-free service 1300 881 665 to help electors.

The call centre is staffed between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am and 6pm on Saturdays.

Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake said the call centre supplemented the website, which also contained all information to assist electors, candidates and the media.

The commission's website is www.ecq.qld.gov.au