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5/08/2019 12:00 a.m.
5 August 2019
The City of Kwinana is inviting residents who aspire to represent their community and are interested in standing for Council, to attend an information session on Monday, 12 August 2019.
The information session, being held at 6pm 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 5 September and closing at 4pm on 12 September 2019.
Mayor Carol Adams said Council endeavor to represent the collective interests of the whole district and ensure decisions are made in the best interests of the Kwinana community.
"The upcoming local government elections gives 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," she said.
"Local government elections also 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. All eligible electors are encouraged to vote to ensure they have a voice in choosing the best people to represent their community.
Election packages are posted to all electors around three weeks before election day, which this year will occur on Saturday, 19 October. The packages are to be returned by post and to be received prior to 6pm on election day. The count commences at 6pm on election day with the results available later that evening.
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)," Mayor Adams said.
The electoral roll closes at 5pm on Friday, 30 August 2019.
For more information visit the City's website or to nominate to become a candidate for the 2019 City of Kwinana Local Government Election website.