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Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Travelbug, 3rd Nov, 2015.

  1. Travelbug

    Travelbug Well-Known Member

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    my husband and I just received a letter from .sydney City Council instructing us that, as non residential owners of a property in Sydney City Council we now need to register to vote in local elections.
    If we do not compete the enclosed forms we risk a $2,200 fine. They will use this information to determine who needs to be added to the NSW electoral register.

    Changes to the laws made by the NSW Govt.

    What if other councils follow suit? If you have properties in 5 areas, you have to vote at 5 local elections. This is crazy!
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Devils advocate... You pay rates you should get a say.
    How do tenants fit in with having a say?
     
  3. Travelbug

    Travelbug Well-Known Member

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    Yes I get that, which is why it's changing I guess. Owners want a say in what happens in the area. Tenants should already be enrolled if they live in the area.
     
  4. Investing101

    Investing101 Well-Known Member

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    buy all the property in an area, cast all the votes...
     
  5. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    It's a good thing so just register and vote. You could pre poll to make life easier.