Local government general elections are held every four years, and on the same date for all 77 councils across Queensland.
On Saturday, March 28 it's time Queensland voters go to the polls to elect their local mayors and councillors again.
Voting in local government elections is compulsory and you must be on the electoral roll to vote.
The electoral roll for this election closes on February 28.
The Electoral Commission of Queensland will publish the Notice of Election on Saturday, February 22 and the caretaker period for all councils will start upon publication of the notice.
Nominations for candidates will be open from February 22, until midday on Tuesday, March 3.
There are onerous new requirements for all candidates which can be found on the ECQ website.
On Wednesday, March 4, the ECQ will conduct a random draw to determine the order in which candidates appear on ballot papers in all 77 council elections.
The ECQ will review any candidates' how-to-vote cards from Wednesday, March 4 to Thursday, March 19.
Postal vote applications close at 7pm Monday, March 16. Voting must be completed by 6pm on Election Day. The ECQ must receive your postal vote no later than 5pm Tuesday, April 7.
Some councils are doing a postal only ballot including Burke, Diamantina, Etheridge and Richmond in the North West.
Early voting will be conducted between March 16 and 27.
Election day is on Saturday, March 28, and polling booths will be open from 8am to 6pm.
The day after election day, the ECQ will start the official vote count and publish results on the ECQ website. The official count process can take up to 10 days for postal votes to be returned.
And if you are looking for me, you'll have to wait until next Wednesday (February 19).
I'm having a few days off in the Big (and Wet) Smoke.
Leave you in the capable hands of Sammy and Aidan.
Bye for now.