Organisation : Victorian Electoral Commission
Facility : Polwarth District By Election 31st October 2015
Country : Australia
Territory : Victoria
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Vacancy within Polwarth District :
A by-election for Polwarth District will be held on Saturday 31 October.
Polwarth District by-election :
A by-election for Polwarth District will be held on Saturday 31 October 2015. This will be an attendance election.
Issue of the writ Thursday 17 September
Nominations open Friday 18 September
Close of roll (enrolment deadline) 8.00 pm Thursday 24 September
Close of nominations (party candidates) 12 noon Thursday 1 October
Close of nominations (independent candidates) 12 noon Friday 2 October
Early voting period 8.30 am Monday 5 October – 6.00 pm Friday 30 October
Registration of how-to-vote-cards period 8.30 am Monday 5 October – 12 noon Friday 23 October
Last chance to apply for a postal vote 6.00 pm Thursday 29 October
Election day 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Saturday 31 October
Results From 6.00 pm Saturday 31 October
Features of the District :
Location: Polwarth District is a rural electorate located south-west of Melbourne.
Area: 12,561 square kilometres.
Towns: Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Bannockburn, Barwon Downs, Beeac, Beech Forest, Birregurra, Camperdown, Cobden, Colac, Coragulac, Cressy, Deans Marsh, Derrinallum, Forrest, Inverleigh, Lismore, Lorne, Mortlake, Noorat, Peterborough, Pirron Yallock, Port Campbell, Rokewood, Simpson, Skipton, Terang, Timboon, Winchelsea and Wye River.
Features: The District includes the centre of the Western District, one of the most fertile dairying and pastoral areas in Victoria. Industries include the manufacture of cheese, butter and other dairy products, timber and sawmilling, vegetable growing, cattle and sheep farming, and tourism. Polwarth District has a number of natural features, such as the Otway Ranges, Lake Colac, Lake Corangamite, and well-known seaside resorts such as Apollo Bay, Lorne and Port Campbell.
Historical pattern :
1899-1902 Conservative Liberal
1909-17 Fusion Liberal/Liberal