ELECTION GUIDE GLADSTONE: Everything you need to know

  • What to expect on the ballot paper
  • Find out more about the candidates
  • Where you can vote
  • When the results will be available

SATURDAY is the final day Gladstone residents can cast their votes on who they think should be Gladstone's mayor and in our council.

Here you will find all you need to know ahead of that vote, so that you can make an informed decision.

This page will be updated as more information comes to hand.

If you have a suggestion or if there is something specific you would like to know, email us here

What to expect on the ballot paper:

When you do head to the polls be prepared to fill out three ballot papers; one to select the eight councillors you would like to see elected, one for the mayoral candidates and a third paper on the State Government referendum.

On the councillors ballot paper you must put a mark next to eight names for your vote to count; numbering them is a good way to keep track but ultimately the order doesn't matter.

Our coverage so far:

>> Two minutes for candidates' to make their plea

>> Candidates reveal who funded their campaign


On the mayoral ballot paper you have two choices; put only a '1' next to the candidate of your choice, or number the candidates in order of your preference.For the State Referendum voters are being asked to decide whether or not Queensland governments should continue serving three year terms, or be given four year terms.

Learn more about who your candidates are:

There are 21 people running for council and three for mayor.

Click on each candidate to read  more about who they are and what they stand for.



Our coverage so far:

>> Plenty of hot air as candidates head out to the Boyne Valley

>> Mayoral candidates split on Buy Local policy

The result:

  • Counting of votes will start at 6pm on Saturday.
  • We will have rolling coverage of the election, including the announcement of the mayor and the new councillors.
  • We expect to find out who the mayor of Gladstone will be at 9pm.
  • There could be a two-week wait on the councillor announcement.

Polling stations: LIVE results updates from Saturday night

Where you can vote:

Benaraby: Benaraby State School, 17 O'Connor Road

Boyne Island: Mt Larcom Room Community Centre, Cnr Wyndham andHayes Avenue

Calliope: Calliope State School, Dawson Highway, CALLIOPEChanel The Marian Centre Chanel College, 11 Paterson Street

Gladstone: Clinton Clinton State School, 224 Harvey Road

Gladstone Central State School, 74 Auckland Street

Gladstone South State School, 153 Toolooa Stree

Gladstone West West State School - Administration Building, Cnr Boles & Breslin Streets

Kin Kora State School, 43 Hibiscus Avenue

Mount Larcom - Mount Larcom State School, Raglan Street

St Peters Anglican Church, 50 J Hickey Avenue

Tannum Sands: Tannum Sands State High School, 65 Coronation Drive

Ubobo: Ubobo State School, 16 Cedarvale Road

Miriam Vale: Miriam Vale State School, 15 Roe Street

Agnes Water: Community Centre, 71 Springs Road

Rosedale: Rosedale State School, 21 James Street

Baffle Creek: Wartburg State School, Coast Road

*** Pick up your copy of the Observer at newsagents, supermarkets, service stations and convenience stores across the region. Keep up to date with the election results and news as it happens here at www.gladstoneobserver.com.au where we will have rolling coverage all weekend.

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