Winter Clothing Delivery
posted 2 months ago by Trigger from Mallacoota RSL
Mallacoota Community Update 09/05/20
Yesterday we had a delivery of winter clothing from Rotary. A good selection of men and women’s coats, jumpers, beanies, and fingerless gloves. Also, some great handmade quilts with the names of the makers embroidered on them so people will know who donated them.
In return, the leftover workwear has gone to Buchan who are in need of it. Most of the tools have now gone. We still have plenty of children’s clothing although it is all second hand. There are still lots of shoes in sizes 37, 38, and a few 39.
I have been asked if there is going to be a hard waste collection in Mallacoota. Nothing I have found indicates this but it is a great idea that could be asked of the council by the recovery committee as an additional service after the fires.
If anyone has still not received their voting forms please read the email below I received from the VEC:
I am writing to confirm that voting material was mailed to all eligible members of the Mallacoota and District Recovery Association on Tuesday 28 April 2020.
VOTING MATERIAL The voting material comprises the following: · Instruction leaflet, including a ballot-paper and candidates’ personal statements and photos · Ballot-paper envelope, and · Reply paid return addressed envelope
Members who wish to vote at this election should post their completed ballot material in time to be received by the Election Manager by the close of voting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday 19 May 2020.
WHO CAN VOTE To be eligible to vote at this election, a person must have applied to join as a full member of the Association prior to 12 noon on Thursday 16 April 2020. Full membership of the Association is available to persons aged 15 years and over who were residents or owned property in the communities of Mallacoota and Genoa and Wallagaraugh River Catchments at the time of the 2019/20 bushfires.
Any eligible full member of the Association who does not receive their voting material should contact me to arrange replacement voting material. I can be contacted either by email at email@example.com or by telephone (03) 8620 1321.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOTING Voters should complete their ballot-paper by numbering the boxes from at least 1 to 12 next to the candidates in order of their choice. Voters may continue numbering the remaining boxes if they choose.
HOW THE RESULTS ARE CALCULATED The method of counting the votes at this election is by proportional representation. This is the same method that is used to elect members of the Victorian Legislative Council (Upper House). Information on how proportional representation works is available on the Victorian Electoral Commission’s website using the following links: · Proportional counting slideshow https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/Elections/ProportionalCounting.html · Proportional counting video https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/Elections/ProportionalCounting.html
At this election where optional preferential voting applies, a ballot paper will become exhausted once there are no further preferences marked on the ballot paper to distribute to a candidate who has not been elected or excluded from the count. Depending on the number of ballot-papers that do not have a preference marked for all candidates, it is possible that one or more candidates may be elected without reaching the quota.
The date, time and venue for the vote count are still being finalised. I will let you know the details as soon as they have been confirmed.
Please contact me if you have any queries.
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