Call for Nominations for Ordinary Election

Published on Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 2:01:14 PM

Local Government Elections

Call for Nominations for Ordinary Election

Shire of Westonia

 

An Ordinary Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021 in the Shire of Westonia to fill the following vacancies:

District                                  3 Councillors                       4 Year Term

Nominations Open on Thursday, 2 September 2021

Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021 Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:

  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2:00pm and 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Westonia, 41 Wolfram Street WESTONIA

 Nominations  Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witness (This form is available from the Returning Officer, the Western Australian Electoral Commission or the Shire of Westonia;
  • a single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);
  • a recent passport-sized photograph (optional);
  • every candidate must complete the online candidate induction module available at dlgsc.wa.gov.au
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The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed at elections.wa.gov .au

  Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate's behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.

  The documents may be hand delivered, posted or faxed to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.

  Information

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer on 0427 467 063 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

 

Jamie CRIDDLE

RETURNING OFFICER

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