City of Stirling introduces electronic petitions

City of Stirling introduces electronic petitions

CITY of Stirling residents can soon do away with pounding the pavement to collect petition signatures.

The City has spent more than a year on introducing electronic petition services and is set to launch its ePetition application at the end of August.

The application will allow residents to create, sign and share petitions online.

A City spokeswoman said it would not replace written petitions but provide a digital option.

“The City believes the ePetition application will provide residents with an easy and effective way to create and circulate a petition,” she said.

“As the petition can be shared and signed electronically, it will also allow for an increased level of community engagement.”

The council voted last September for the City to establish an ePetition application for its website, at an expected cost of $38,000 and $6000 annually for maintenance.

The City of Canning will vote whether to adopt electronic petitions at tonight’s council meeting and the City of Mandurah is also investigating the practice.