In the Wollongong Local Council Elections, the optional preferential voting system is used. This means a candidate can make recommendations on how you may vote but ultimately it is up to the voter to decide for themselves how they wish to vote and direct their preferences.
Candidates have the option to form groups. This allows for voters to vote ‘above the line’ for the group or ‘below the line’ for the individual candidates.
It’s also important to note that you can number more than one box above the line.