Hi, I ignored/ overlooked some correspondence about a council election in NSW where we have an IP, 'cos I am in Vic and thought it was just for info/ didn't apply to me. Now I'm re-reading the latest letter and it seems that even though I've owned the IP for about 7 years and never had to vote before, they've decided now I 'must' vote. But I missed the deadlines to 1. register as an absent/ distance voter and then 2. submit a pre-election postal vote ('cos they don't accept electronic votes). So it looks like I'll get fined for not voting. Does anyone have any experience or expert advice on whether a resident of Vic has to vote in a NSW council election because they own an IP there? Do I just suck it up and pay the fine (if issued) or can i argue my way out of it?