Residents urged to vote

WATTLE Range residents and ratepayers are urged to make their vote count in the local government elections, with many ballots yet to be returned.

As of Tuesday morning, Riddoch Ward had the lowest number of postal returns with 23.2 – or 350 out of a possible 1507 voters – received and scanned by the Electoral Commission of South Australia.

The Penola-based ward sees a three-way contest between incumbent councillor Dean Burrow and newcomers Rick Paltridge and Tania Shaw.

While postal votes are unlikely to be received in time, individuals can drop their completed ballot papers at either the Penola, Millicent or Beachport council offices.

More than one third of Corcoran Ward’s 4104 eligible voters have lodged their ballot papers (35.3pc), while 400 out of a total 1443 Sorby Adams Ward residents have voted.

Across the council district, 2550 postal votes have been received from 8478

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