We are pleased to share that the Association of Bhutanese in Perth Incorporated (ABPI) has received the postal ballots for National Assembly General Elections 2018. We would like to distribute this at the earliest possible.
In this regard, the following systemic procedure for the ease of all our voters in Western Australia is hereby made:
1. Postal ballots shall be available for collection only from 3 October 2018 from your respective Area Councilors until 6 October 2018. The timing to collect postal ballots is from 8 pm – 9 pm. As the collection points are residential areas, we graciously request your cooperation to please follow this collection timing.
Please collect your ballots anytime at 8pm – 9 pm through 3 October – 6 October 2018 from the following addresses:
2. Poll day is on 7 October 2018 and shall be organized at the same venues as held for Primary elections – Lake Monger for North of the river residents (NOR) and Bunnings Park for south of the river residents (SOR). The poll day will begin from 9 am until 3 pm on 7 October 2018.
3. You can submit your ballots anytime to anyone of our respective Area councilors until 6 October 2018 or can either choose to visit the poll centres during the poll day on 7 October 2018 to cast your vote. Please note, the poll day closes at 3 pm in either of the two locations. Residents of Mosman Park and surrounding area could submit your ballots directly to Ms. Sherab Zangmo, Area Councilor for Mosman Park.
5. Postal ballots shall be dispatched to Bhutan on 8 October 2018 at 9 am. Therefore, please ensure that your ballots are received latest by 3 pm, 7 October 2018. Please don’t hesitate to contact shall you need to discuss anything on this matter. Kindly note, the ABPI takes no liability for ballots received after this dateline.
Thank you for your contribution in this 2018 Election and making this election, in particular the participation from residents abroad, a huge success. Thank you once again and look forward to your continued support to our motherland, Bhutan. Palden Drukpa Gyalo.
In each and every election, it’s your rights, it’s your freedoms, it’s your interests that are on the ballot.
– Todd Young
(ARO for ECB in Western Australia)