The information session, being held at 5.30pm at the City of Kwinana Council Chambers, will outline the role and responsibilities of being an Elected Member and the details for nominating as a candidate, with the nomination period commencing on 2 September and closing at 4pm on 9 September 2021.
Mayor Carol Adams said the upcoming local government elections gave electors who are knowledgeable, connected to their community and passionate about advocating for local issues, the opportunity to stand for Council and make a difference in their community.
“Local government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to, and be involved in their local community,” she said.
“Council endeavors to represent the collective interests of the whole district and ensure decisions are made in the best interests of the Kwinana community. Anyone who feels that they can uphold these values and has a desire to serve their community is encouraged to nominate,” she said.
Election packages are posted to all electors around three weeks before election day, which this year will occur on Saturday, 16 October. The packages are to be returned by post and must be received prior to 6pm on election day. The count commences from 6pm on election day with the results available later that evening.
“All eligible electors are encouraged to vote to ensure they have a voice in choosing the best people to represent the Kwinana community,” Mayor Adams said.
Residents are also encouraged to ensure they are enrolled to vote or if an elector has recently moved house, that their details have been updated with the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC).
The electoral roll closes at 5pm on Friday, 27 August 2021.
For more information visit the local government elections page or to nominate to become a candidate for the 2021 City of Kwinana Local Government Election visit www.elections.wa.gov.au.