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 a poll that Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is required to conduct every three years asking woolgrowers to vote to determine what percentage of your wool income you would like to invest in research, development (R&D) and marketing undertaken by AWI.
WoolPoll is your opportunity to directly influence how much funding AWI will receive for the next three years to deliver R&D and marketing services for the Australian wool industry.
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 prescribes 4 levy rates and allows AWI to propose an additional levy rate for you to vote on. WoolPoll 2021 asks you to consider five levy rate options:
0% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5%
The current levy rate set at WoolPoll 2018 is 1.5% and has been effective since July 2019.
When can I vote?
Voting opens on 13 September 2021.
The poll closes at 5pm (AEDT) on 5 November 2021.
How do I vote?
You may vote online, by mail, email or via fax.
ONLINE at www.woolpoll.com.au
POST the Ballot Paper in the reply-paid envelope (provided in this Voter Kit) to:
The Returning Officer, WoolPoll 2021, Reply Paid A1509, Sydney South NSW 1234
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.
In the 2020 WoolPoll Review, it was suggested that an additional question be put forward to levy payers for the 3-yearly cycle of WoolPoll to be changed to 5 years. This question is being put forward in the 2021 WoolPoll via the ballot paper to test the preference for a 5-yearly poll more widely with levy payers. This would inform the Government’s consideration of regulatory amendments that would be required to enact such a change.
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