Local Government Election 21 October 2017

Posted on: Thursday, 17 August 2017 at 4:18:12 PM

Local Government Elections
The next Local Government elections will be held on Saturday 21 October 2017. In order to be eligible to vote at the upcoming Council elections you must be registered on the electoral roll prior to 5.00pm Friday 1 September 2017.
If you plan to run for Council you must be on either the State electoral roll for the Shire or on the Owners Occupiers roll by this date.
Nominations for Council open Thursday 7 September 2017. Nominations for Council close 4.00 pm sharp Thursday 14 September 2017.
A presentation will be made for prospective Councillors at the Shire Office on Thursday 7 September at 5.30 pm.  Councillor packages will also be available at the same time. A follow up session will be held on Thursday 14 September at 4.30pm. If you wish to register for either of these sessions please contact Lisa Boddy on (08) 9887 1066 or by email ea@pingelly.wa.gov.au.
The presentation will cover the following topics:
About Local Government
Becoming an Elected Member
Elected Member roles and responsibilities
Council Meetings
Personal responsibilities of an Elected Member such as what constitutes a conflict of interest and
Impacts on Home Life.

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