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Monday, March 19, 2012

Local Government Elections - 8 September 2012

Information on how you can become a Candidate in the 2012 Council elections.

The Election Funding Authority (EFA) will be holding Candidate Information Seminars for those interested in becoming a candidate for the upcoming Local Government elections being held on 8 September. Seminars will be held in conjunction with the NSW Electoral Commission (NSW EC) and the Division of Local Government (DLG).

The first of these will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2012 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm at the Burwood Council Administration Building (Level 2, Suite 1, 1-17 Elsie Street, Burwood 2138).

The EFA presentation will cover your role and obligations as a Candidate, or Official Agent in the lead up to the elections.

Should you require information about registering as a candidate prior to the seminars (and for other dates), please see Local Government Candidates Forms and Publications on the EFA website for more information.

Key dates in the election calendar and candidate seminars in a locality nearest to you are also available on the EFA website.

The NSW Electoral Commission will administer the 2012 Local Government Elections on behalf of Hunters Hill Council.

Election information is available from their web site.

Key election dates (as anticipated in March 2012)

Date Event(s)
April 2012 Candidate nomination forms/manuals available
Mid May 2012 Expressions of Interest opens for election officials/office assistants
May/June 2012 Candidate Seminars
30 July 2012 Close of Authorised Roll (6.00pm), Open Nominations
8 August 2012 Close of Nominations (12.00 noon), Registration of Electoral Material (how-to-vote) opens, Close of Candidate Registration for EFA purposes (5.00pm)
27 August 2012 Pre-poll voting starts
31 August 2012 Registration of how-to-vote closes (5.00pm)
3 September 2012 Postal Vote Applications close (5.00pm)
7 September 2012 Pre-poll voting closes (6.00pm)
8 September 2012 Election Day
10 September 2012 Return of Postal Votes closes (6.00pm)

If you are thinking of standing for Council, a "Councillor Guide" is available from the Division of Local Government web site.

Other information is also available from the Local Government & Shire Association web site.


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