Nominating for Council

Prospective Councillors

Seminar
When: Saturday, 26 August 2017
Where: Midland Town Hall, 312 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland WA 6056
To enable prospective candidates to gain more information on becoming a Councillor and how to stand for Council, a Prospective Councillors Seminar will be held. More information on this Seminar will be provided closer to the date.

Prospective Elected Members Webinar
When: Thursday, 17 August @ 5:00pm - 5:45pm (AWST)
Topics will include:

  • an overview of Local Government
  • the Roles and Responsibilities of Council and Council Members
  • behavioural expectations of Elected Members
  • an overview of the skills required to be a successful Councillor, and
  • impacts on Home Life

The target audience for this webinar is anyone who is thinking about nominating for Local Government election.
An opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session and at the end of the presentation are provided.
Register for this webinar here.

Workshop
When: 5 September 2017 @ 5.30pm
We are looking for passionate, committed and innovative leaders to guide your community toward a brighter future.
Come along to a free seminar to learn more about being a Councillor. Put yourself in Council’s shoes, sit in the Chamber and participate in a mock meeting. Ask your questions and find out about nominating for Council.
RSVP: 9257 9956
Get more information here

Councillor Information

Any eligible elector can stand for election as a City of Kalamunda Councillor. Skilled and interested community members are encouraged to nominate. To check your eligibility to nominate in the council election, please see the WA Electoral Commission website

If you’re considering running for Council, the Department of Local Government and Communities website contains comprehensive information on the process, expectations and responsibilities of Councillors. You can also find resources on how to run an election campaign and information on voting.

The WA Electoral Commission are administering the City of Kalamunda local government election in 2017. The Commission also provide great resources for candidates including information on the disclosure of gifts and the appointment of scrutineers.

Nomination dates

You can nominate to become a candidate in the 2017 local government election from 4pm Thursday, September 7 until 4pm Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Returning Officer

The City’s Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the City of Kalamunda local government elections. The Returning Officer is able to provide further information for prospective candidates including guides and forms for candidates and scrutineers.

The City’s Returning Officer is appointed by the WA Electoral Commission.
Name: Peter Zaikos
Telephone: 0459 919 900
Email: lgro_kala@elections.wa.gov.au

Nomination submissions

Nominations are to be finalised and lodged in person with the City’s Returning Officer, who is responsible for the local government election once the nomination period opens.

An acceptable nomination requires:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A profile of the candidate (up to 150 words), prepared in accordance with the regulations
  • A nomination deposit of $80.00 in the form of cash, bank cheque or money order
  • A photograph (optional).

Prior to nominating, potential candidates should read the WA Electoral Commission’s Guide for Candidates (Postal Elections)  and be familiar with eligibility, nomination and disclosure of gifts requirements.

Candidates are encouraged to make an appointment with the City’s Returning Officer well before nominations close to discuss nominations. The City’s Returning Officer will be available at the City of Kalamunda Administration Centre for appointments during the nomination period.

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