Albany locals have one week to nominate for local government elections

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Albany residents have one week to sign up for this year’s local government elections.
Camera IconAlbany residents have one week to sign up for this year’s local government elections. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Albany residents with big plans for their city have one week from today to nominate themselves to run in this year’s local government elections.

Before voters cast their ballots on October 16, City of Albany residents can nominate themselves to go into the running to fill one of six council seats which will be up for grabs.

Candidates will vie for one seat in each of the Yakamia, Kalgan, Vancouver, Fredrickstown, Breaksea and West wards.

Nominations are open from September 2-9, and all nominees must complete an online induction course through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries via its website before campaigning begins.

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City of Albany chief executive Andrew Sharpe urged residents to enrol to vote before the election.

“We know we have a diverse community who are passionate about where they live and ensuring that Albany continues to be a fantastic place for everyone,” he said.

“Being a councillor is an incredibly rewarding experience that serves the community, and contributes to positive change in our local area.

“Voting levels in previous City of Albany Local Government elections have averaged around 35 per cent participation.

“The City is promoting greater voter participation and the importance of everyone taking an active interest in this year’s local government election.”

To enrol or nominate visit bit.ly/3BfBWz9.

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