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Information For Candidates

The following information is sourced from the NSW Electoral Commission Website

Candidates are the people who stand for election whose names appear on the ballot paper. Nomination is the process by which a person registers to become a candidate for an election.

The NSWEC is holding a number of candidate information sessions across metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW to provide potential candidates with key information about the election process. Information about the sessions can be found on the NSWEC website. If you have any enquiries about the sessions contact the NSWEC Candidate Call Centre on 1300 135 736.

If you have any doubts about your eligibility to stand for election or to hold civic office, you should seek your own advice from a legally qualified person.

Election Advertising - What Council will do

There are a number of controls over election material and the advertising of such material. There are also consequences for breaches of these controls. What Council will do to fulfil its responsibilities in relation to election advertising is outlined in the attached Information Sheet.

Further Information about the Elections

More information about Council elections (including information should you wish to work on the elections) can be found by contacting the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) on 1300 135 736 or visiting their website

Click here for more information on the Council 2012 Elections.

The Division of Local Government's website also contains more information and resources for prospective candidates considering standing in the forthcoming elections.

The Division of Local Government has also produced two flyers for potential candidates. One is focussed on members of diverse communities, the other on women.

After the elections, Council will conduct a Councillor Induction Program for the successful candidates.

Additional Information

Council Elections 2012
General Information
New Council Induction

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