The TSRA Board consists of 20 elected members who are Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal people living within a ward in the region. Board members are elected every four years.
The wards are Badu Island, Bamaga, Boigu Island, Dauan Island, Erub Island, Hammond Island, Iama Island, Kubin, Mabuiag Island, Masig Island, Mer Island, Ngurapai and Muralag, Port Kennedy, Poruma Island, Saibai Island, Seisia, St Pauls, TRAWQ, Ugar Island, Warraber Island.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) will call for nominations of candidates who wish to contest the election on Tuesday 31 May 2016. Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 29 June 2016.
You can vote in the TSRA 2016 elections if you are:
If you need to enrol, or have moved and need to update your enrolment address details, complete an online enrolment form and return it to the AEC by 5pm on Friday 15 July 2016.
You will receive one ballot paper for your Ward. Take your time to complete the ballot paper and write clearly.
For your vote to count you must fill in your ballot paper correctly by:
if you wish you may also:
Mr David Stuart, Returning Officer
Australian Electoral Commission
Floor 2, Commonwealth Centre
104 Grafton St, Cairns City
Telephone: 07 4051 7188
Fax: 07 4051 7694