The local council elections are being held across Victoria in October, and in our area, it’s being handled by postal voting. Most of the candidates have letter-boxed us, and I even emailed a couple of them with a question about their attitude to a specific issue.
Needless to say, there are some common platitudes (along the lines of “making the area a better place to live”). To be fair, I think that the quality of the candidates in our ward is quite good, although for various reasons, there are a few I could not bring myself to support. Hence, when I voted on the day that the material arrived, my biggest issue was who to place last!