Public holiday up to Ballarat voters

CHOOSING the country’s next prime minister isn’t the only far-off decision Ballarat is being asked to think about this week.

A much smaller election will be held this month to determine which day the city will have as a public holiday in 10 months’ time.

The options are Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday, November 5, Ballarat Show Day on Friday, November 8 or Eureka Day on Monday, December 2.

Voting on the holiday date has opened and runs until February 28.

To cast your vote, visit the or Facebook page or post to @cityofballarat on Twitter, or fill out a survey form at the City of Ball-

arat Customer Service Centre at The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong St South.

Forms are also availa-

ble at the City of Ballarat’s

website to print and post to PO Box 655, Ballarat, VIC 3350.

Poll results will be considered and a date chosen at the March 13 council meeting.