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.
Nominations for candidates have now closed. A ballot paper position draw was conducted on 30 June 2016. Listed below are the candidates for each ward in the position they will appear on the ballot paper.
|Ward||Name||Ballot Paper Position|
|Badu Island||MORSEU, George Dennis||1|
|Boigu Island||BANU, Donald||1|
|PETER, Eric John||2|
|Erub Island||BEDFORD, Kenneth Reginald||1|
|GHEE, Isaac Francis David||2|
|GELA, Jimmy Joe||4|
|Hammond Island||DORANTE, Seriako||1|
|Iama Island||KEPA, Jack||1|
|LUI, Getano (Jnr)||2|
|MANAS, Louise Eileen||2|
|Mabuiag Island||FELL, Keith||1|
|REPU, Cygnet J.||2|
|WHAP, Frank J.||3|
|Mer Island||NOAH, Aven Stanley||1|
|Port Kennedy||STEPHEN, Pedro||1|
|SAGIGI, Robert Bongo||2|
|AH WANG, Pauline||3|
|Poruma Island||FAUID, Frank (Snr)||1|
|St Pauls||LUI, Kiwat||1|
|ABEDNEGO, John Stephen||2|
|Warraber Island||LUI, Willie||1|
There is no election in wards where there is only one candidate nominated. These are called ‘uncontested wards’ because the sole candidate will be declared the ‘duly elected’ member of the TSRA. This is outlined in section 143A of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005.
|Dauan Island||GAIDAN, Joel George|
|Masig Island||MOSBY, Hilda|
|Ngurapai and Muralag||LOBAN, Yen N.|
|Saibai Island||ANIBA, Chelsea|
|Ugar Island||STEPHEN, Jerry Dixie|
These wards, therefore, will not have an election. Once the results are known for all TSRA wards (including those that do have an election) the AEC will declare all winning candidates (including those listed above) as ‘duly elected’.
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:
If you will not be able to vote at a polling place on election day, at a mobile polling place, or at a pre-poll voting centre, then you can apply to have your ballot paper sent to you through the post.
You will need to fill in an application for a postal vote, which is available below or from the Returning Officer, the TSRA Office. Once you have filled it in, you must send the application to the Returning Officer who will then send you a Postal Voter Card and ballot paper. It is recommended that you post your application as early as possible, and it must be received by the Returning Officer by the last mail clearance on Thursday 28 July 2016 at the latest, to allow sufficient time for the voting material to be sent to you for completion and posting before the close of poll.
Mr David Stuart, Returning Officer
Australian Electoral Commission
Floor 2, Commonwealth Centre
104 Grafton St, Cairns City
Telephone: 07 4051 7188
Fax: 07 3049 2181