Council elections: Be sure to vote, says City of Swan

City of Swan CEO Mike Foley says to get vocal at your local.
City of Swan CEO Mike Foley says to get vocal at your local.

THE City of Swan will partner with other local governments this month to encourage residents and ratepayers to get involved in their Council elections.

The Get Local, Get Vocal campaign with City of Kalamunda and Town of Bassendean launched this week, with an aim of encouraging people to have their say and vote in the October elections.

Swan chief executive Mike Foley said the local government elections were a great way for residents and community groups to be heard.

“By voting in your local government election, you will be playing a part in electing someone to your Council who represents the issues and causes that are important to you,” he said.

He said the campaign had adopted a well-known political symbol, the election badge, to promote its message.

“Badges have been used in political campaigns since the first US Presidential inauguration in 1789 to get attention and affiliation of voters,” he said.

“The City of Swan’s community has such a diverse range of passions and causes, so we felt this was the perfect way to reflect this.

“Our hope is that by using an innovative idea and campaign, we not only increase the profile and priority of local government elections in the community, but participation across the City.”

For more information go to www.getlocalgetvocal.com.au