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YOUR GUIDE: Ipswich mayoral election, candidates 2017

Ipswich voters will head to the polls on Saturday to vote in a new mayor.

>>LIVE RESULTS: Rolling coverage, Ipswich mayoral election 2017 

There are 11 candidates to choose from and the QT has put together this guide for voters who are still undecided.

Already more than 12,000 people have already cast their votes at one of three pre-poll centres around the city.

But there are about 120,000 voters in Ipswich and the bulk of people will cast their vote on Saturday.

Here is your complete guide to the Ipswich mayoral by-election 2017, including information from each of the 11 candidates, where to vote, how to vote, and understanding preferences.

Don't forget, voting is compulsory if you're registered in Ipswich.

** Scroll down for candidate profiles **

 

> > CLICK HERE TO WATCH QT ELECTION DEBATE

 

FROM THE QT, USQ FORUM:

>>Candidates grilled on development, donations

>>'I'm disgusted': Voter hands back council certificate

>>'I am not under investigation': Tully

 

ELECTION NEWS:

>>UPDATE: Major donation to Tully declared (latest)

>>Election donations: Ipswich candidate scores $30K (update below)

>>REVEALED: Cash, financial backers behind Ipswich candidates

>>Candidate tight-lipped on who paid for billboard signs

>>QT FORUM: Unanimous support for Show Society project

>>Busy week ahead for pre-poll

>>If Paul Pisasale ran for mayor, this is how Ipswich would vote

>>TULLY  V ATTWOOD: Row over 'offensive and false question'

>>Sportsbet name top pick for Ipswich mayoral race

>>MAYORAL RACE: Gloves off as title contenders rumble

>>Undecided vote means Ipswich is 'for the taking'

 

 

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OPINION POLLS & FORUMS:

>>LEAKED POLL: 41% want new blood for Ipswich mayor

>>EXCLUSIVE: Poll shows new contenders have work ahead to beat incumbents

>>Who is behind mystery poll?

>>Lobby group's poll reveals most poular candidates

>>Alliance gives four mayoral hopefuls thumbs up

>>QT FORUM: Candidates grilled over 'illegal' election signage

>>QT FORUM: 'Heckled and jeered': Passions flare at mayoral debate

 

Who will get your vote in the 2017 Ipswich City Council election for mayor?

This poll ended on 18 August 2017.

Current Results

Jack Paff

5%

Paul Rix

14%

Peter Robinson

6%

Gary Duffy

3%

Brett Morrissey

4%

Cr Paul Tully

10%

Cr Andrew Antoniolli

18%

Patricia Petersen

5%

Ken Salter

0%

Peter Luxton

0%

Dallas Klass

29%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

Where to vote?

If you're voting ahead of Saturday's polling day there are three places to choose from within Ipswich.

Pre-polling closes Friday, August 18.

 

  •     Ipswich

WG Hayden Humanities Centre, 56 South St, Ipswich

Opening hours:

August 14 to August 17: Mon-Thu 9am-5pm
August 18 : Fri 9am-6pm

  •     Bundamba

Unit 1/ 14 Coal St, Bundamba

Opening hours:

August 14, to August 17: Mon-Thu 9am-5pm
August 18 : Fri 9am-6pm

  •  Springfield

World Knowledge Centre, 505 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central

Opening hours:

August 14 to August 17: Mon-Thu 9am-5pm
August 18: Fri 9am-6pm

 

Polling booths (for Saturday, August 19)

THERE are 52 polling booths around Ipswich.

Click here for a full list

 

How to vote

On the day, voters will have a variety of options when it comes to casting their vote.

The system is Optional Preferential Voting.

It means voters can choose to;

    Put a '1' next to the candidate of their choice

    Put a '1', '2', '3' next to the three candidates of their choice

    Number all the boxes in order of the voter's preference

>>EXPERT ADVICE: 'Ensure the least hated wins': How to make your vote count

 

CANDIDATES

The candidates (in ballot order)

CLICK on the candidate's name to read a recent Q&A with the QT.

There are 11 choices.

 

1. Jack Paff

Jack Paff, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Jack Paff, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Jack Paff enters the fray aged 'fit' 79

>>Similar looking election flyers not a sign of team work

 

 

2. Paul Rix

Paul Rix, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Paul Rix, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Paul Rix unveils his plan for Ipswich

>>Similar looking election flyers not a sign of team work

 

3. Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Peter Robinson, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Accountant confirms he will run

 

4. Gary Duffy

Gary Duffy, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Gary Duffy, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Too much choice, not enough time for Gary and Co

>>Gary Duffy's graffiti solution

>>Rates question an 'attention grabber', says Duffy

 

5. Brett Morrissey

Brett Morrissey, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Brett Morrissey, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Luxton, Morrissey unveil plans

>>Party endorsed candidate to run for top job

 

6. Paul Tully

Paul Tully, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Paul Tully, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

 

>>TULLY  V ATTWOOD: Row over 'offensive and false question'

>>Tully promises dump vouchers if elected

>>Rate cut  of 7.5% would be 'irresponsible' says Tully

 

7. Andrew Antoniolli

Andrew Antoniolli, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Andrew Antoniolli, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

 

>>Antoniolli wants full review of finances if elected

>>Antoniolli names preferred deputy

>>Election day is the only poll that matters: Antoniolli

 

8. Patricia Petersen

Patricia Petersen, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Patricia Petersen, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Ipswich candidate threatens voters with defamation suits

>>Sexologist to run for top job

>>Petersen: 'We need a whitewash'

 

9. Ken Salter

Ken Salter, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Ken Salter, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Ken will push for Redbank Plains rail

 

10. Peter Luxton

Peter Luxton, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Peter Luxton, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Luxton, Morrissey unveil plans

 

11. Dallas Klass

Dallas Klass, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017
Dallas Klass, Ipswich mayoral candidate 2017

>>Surprise late nomination for Ipswich mayor

>>Concreter 'Big Dal' a serious contender for Pisasale's old job

 

Topics:  ipswich election 2017



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