Council Elections 9 September

Returning Officer Jan Mitchell sets up ahead of the election.

The Murrumbidgee Council elections are on Saturday, 9 September. It is the first time since the amalgamation that residents have the opportunity to vote for who will represent them on Council.

The Council is made up of the previous Jerilderie and Murrumbidgee Shire Council areas and around 2800 residents are enrolled to vote.

The new Council comprises three wards, with three Councillors representing each ward. At the election people will vote for the Councillors to represent their ward.

General Manager Craig Moffitt said these elections mark an important milestone for Council.

“This is an opportunity for members of the community to make a difference,” he said.

 “We are looking for capable people with passion and commitment to nominate as candidates in the upcoming elections and help lead and continue the work already started by our Council.”

Voting is compulsory for everyone enrolled in the Council area so now is the time for you to check your enrolment details to make sure they are up to date.

The NSW Electoral Commission is managing the election on behalf of Council. To check your details and for everything you need to know about the election visit www.votensw.info or call 1300 135 736.

Nominations, including a completed Candidate Information Sheet, can be lodged with the Murrumbidgee Council Returning Officer Jan Mitchell, who has been appointed by the NSW Electoral Commission. She is based at the Darlington Point CWA Hall located at McAlister St, Darlington Point.

Nominations open on Monday 31 July and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

For more information about how to nominate for your local Council election—including nomination and registration details, voting processes and important dates—visit the NSW Electoral Commission website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au.

If you’d like to find out more about what is involved in being a Councillor, visit the Office of Local Government at www.olg.nsw.gov.au or Local Government NSW at www.lgnsw.org.au.