Voting in WoolPoll 2018 closed 2 November. The participation rate of voting is outlined below compared to WoolPoll 2015.
|WoolPoll 2018||WoolPoll 2015|
|Number of valid voters (forms) returned||13,506||12,912|
|% valid voters (forms) returned||28.67%||31.83%|
|% valid votes returned||55.92%||50.68%|
What is WoolPoll?
WoolPoll is the opportunity wool growers have every three years to vote on what percentage of your wool income you’d like to invest in research, development (R&D) and marketing undertaken by AWI.
Only with your levy investment can AWI continue to undertake R&D and marketing projects for the Australian wool industry.
WoolPoll is your opportunity to directly influence how much funding AWI will receive for the next three years.
Who can vote?
If you have paid $100 or more in wool levies over the past three financial years, you are eligible to vote in WoolPoll. Your voting entitlement is determined from records of your wool sales and can be found on the Ballot Paper sent with your Voter Information Memorandum.
What are the rates?
The WoolPoll Regulations require AWI to propose 3 to 5 levy rates for you to vote on, including a zero option if you do not believe investment in R&D and marketing for the industry is required.
WoolPoll 2018 asks you to consider five levy rate options:
3% 2.5% 2% 1.5% 0%
What rate does AWI recommend?
AWI recommends voting to maintain 2%.
When can I vote?
Voting opens on 17 September 2018.
The poll closes at 5pm (AEDT) on 2 November 2018.
How do I vote?
Online (available when voting opens on 17 September)
Post the Ballot Paper in the reply-paid envelope (provided in your Voter Kit) to:
The Returning Officer, WoolPoll 2018, Reply Paid A1509, Sydney South NSW 1234
OR fax the Ballot Paper to toll-free 1800 211 736
For any questions about the voting process, call the voter assistance line on 1800 990 365.
AWI WILL BE AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS
Come talk to us!
Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show Dubbo
Rabobank National Ram Sale
South West Slopes Field Day
AWI Woolgrower Industry Consultative Committee meeting (ICC)
AWI Sydney office
Royal Adelaide Show
Growing SA Conference
Adelaide Hills Convention Centre
Marnoo Field Day
Rabobank Katanning Sheep Show & Sale
2018 PGA Convention