VOTER turnout in the 2020 Kingston Council election was at a record high.
The 2020 local elections were hotly contested, with 73 candidates throwing their hat in the ring. Turnout was high, with nearly 85 per cent of enrolled voters casting a vote.
The turnout in the Kingston municipality was higher than the statewide average of 81 per cent, and a big improvement on the 2016 local turnout rate of 76 per cent.
Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “the record participation shows just how much our community cares about making Kingston the best place to live, work and play, and in ensuring they have a say in electing a council that will represent them and their interests. This is a real win for democracy but also shows the trust our community has in us as their elected councillors to deliver the services and invest in community facilities that are important to them.”
Eleven councillors were chosen to sit on the expanded council.