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Two elections better than one?

How does it work?

Every voter in the new electorate of Newtown (which stretches from Petersham to Surry Hills) will receive an info pack in the mail, showing you how you can vote online, in person or by post.

There are three of us running. You decide which candidate you prefer [see SSH article on page 6 by Victoria Pearson for a profile of each of the candidates]. Online and postal voting will be available from March 10-26. Voting in person will be on Saturday March 29.

Your vote and the votes of Labor Party members in the area will each count for 50 per cent of the total vote.

Whoever wins will be the Labor candidate at the state election in March 2015.

Why is Labor doing it?

Labor believes that politics needs to change. The best way to start is to give the whole community a say in who will represent Labor at the election. Community pre-selections get a discussion going about the important issues for our community. By having a say, hopefully you’ll get more involved and help make our community an even better place to live.

Do I have to vote?

Not in the preselection, no. But I would encourage you to. You can help decide what sort of community we are, what services we need, what happens to our schools, housing, public transport and hospitals by having your say in this preselection.

How can I get involved?

This is an exciting time to be involved in Labor and we need people to get on board. You can volunteer or become a Labor Party member via nswalp.com.au.

You can also get involved with the individual campaigns of the candidates. So if you live in Surry Hills, Redfern, Chippendale, Newtown, Darlington, Eveleigh, Erskineville, Camperdown, Enmore, Stanmore, Marrickville or Petersham, have your say, and be part of making our community an even better place to live!

Now it is over to you.

 

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