Public Notice - Local Government Extraordinary Election Call for Nominations

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 at 11:55:00 AM

A local government extraordinary election will be held on Friday, 20 May 2022 in the Town of Port Hedland to fill the following vacancy:

District 1 Councillor Term to expire: 21 October 2023

Nominations Open on Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Wednesday, 13 April 2022

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 Wednesday, 13 April 2022 (close of nominations) at the Town of Port Hedland Civic Centre, 13 McGregor Street, PORT HEDLAND.

Nominations Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission(www.elections.wa.gov.au);
  • a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 character (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash or card, card preferred);
  • (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and
  • every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating.

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 www.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 or posted 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, Kathy MANN on 0458 806 791 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

ROBERT KENNEDY

ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER

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