Local Government Elections - Candidate Information Session

Published on 10 August 2017

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The current Council of the City of Busselton consists of nine elected members elected by the electors of the whole District.  The Mayor of the City is elected by the Councillors from amongst themselves. 
Councillors are responsible for representing the interests of the residents of the district, providing leadership and guidance to the community, facilitating communication and participating in decision-making.
Four positions will be contested at the Local Government elections to be held in October 2017 elections.

Important links:

Interested persons may wish to read documents prepared by the Department of Local Government -
There are over 300 documents in relation to this subject that cover a variety of areas. The following links may be of particular relevance:-
It should be noted that Council has appointed the WA Electoral Commission to conduct the election and the Commission has appointed Catherine Smallwood to be the Returning Officer. Catherine Smallwood can be contacted on 0419 799 097 or via email by prospective candidates looking for nomination information.
The City in conjunction with the WA Electoral Commission will be conducting an information session on what it means to be a Local Government Councillor, the nomination process and the election process. This candidate information session will be held at the City Administration offices on Monday 21st August 2017 commencing at 5.30pm. All potential candidates are welcome to attend.

Key dates:

21 August 2017 Candidate Information session
1 September 2017 Electoral roll closes
7 September 2017 Nominations open
14 September 2017         Nominations close (4pm)
21 October 2017 Election Day
23 October 2017 Swearing in ceremony for successful candidates

For further information on this topic please contact Lisa Haste on (08) 9781 0333 or via email lisa.haste@busselton.wa.gov.au