LONG-time City of Joondalup councillor Brian Corr has decided not to run at next month’s local government election.
He was the only councillor who was up for re-election not to nominate, leaving two candidates to contest the South-East Ward.
With one vacancy in each of the six wards, it will also be a two-horse race in the North Ward, while the Central and North-Central wards will be most contested with five nominations in each.
South and South-West wards have three candidates each.
Returning officer Michaela Miller said the 20 nominations received were on par with the last election in 2013 when the six wards were also contested, with 22 nominations received plus two for the mayoral position.
She said the nomination process had “all run very smoothly so far” with the online system making it easy for candidates to throw their hat in the ring.
In 2013, the City of Joondalup had 107,845 electors with 23,797 returned packages; a rate of 22.1 per cent, which she said was low compared to other metropolitan councils.
Electors should receive ballot papers and candidate profiles from September 24, with votes counted on October 17.
North Central Ward
Nige Jones OK
South East Ward
South West Ward