Your Say - Community Preselections

The Candidates




What is a "Community Preselection"?

For more than 120 years, the Labor Party has chosen its candidates through an election of its members. Labor recognises that the way people participate in politics has changed – which is why you are invited as a member of the Campbelltown Community to help choose Labor’s candidate.

Voting is open to all residents of the Campbelltown state electorate who are not members of another political party. You do not have to be a member of the Labor Party to vote. 

How does it work?

Candidates in the Campbelltown community preselection are chosen through a weighted vote of both the local Labor members in the area and the community. Both portions of the vote are weighted at 50% of the total vote. After the final voting deadline, ballots are counted and weighted accordingly, and a winner is determined. The candidate that is selected becomes Labor's candidate for the seat of Campbelltown in the 2015 State election. 


Hear from the candidates

A community forum will be hosted by the Duty MP Walt Secord for members of the community to hear from, and ask questions of, the candidates. 

Details for the community forum are:

When: 6:30pm, Wednesday 12 March
Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Camden and Appin Rds, Campbelltown

How do I vote?


Everyone within the electorate of Campbelltown will receive a postal ballot delivered to their home address. Postal voting is open until 5.00pm, Wednesday 26 March 2014. It is advised that ballots be sent back as soon as possible to ensure your ballot arrives on time. 


Members of the community can cast a vote in person on Saturday 29 March 2014 at the Campbelltown Civic Hall, 91 Queen Street, Campbelltown. Voting opens at 9.00am and closes at 3.00pm.


Thank you to everyone who has voted in the Campbelltown community preselection. Online voting has now closed, but community members can still participate in the ballot by voting in person at one of the confirmed polling booths on Saturday 29 March. 


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