Time to have your say: local government election

THE WA Electoral Commission is urging people to make their voice heard in this Saturday’s local government election.

Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake encouraged residents to return their postal voting package before the ballot closes on Saturday at 6pm.

“If electors had not posted their ballot material by Wednesday, they would be best advised to drop it into their local government office during normal business hours or on Saturday up to 6pm,” he said.

“Like all levels of government, local councils make significant decisions that directly affect our community and our lives.

“We should therefore take a keen interest in who our local government representatives are going to be.”

For more information, visit www.elections.wa.|gov.au or call 1300 661 136.

n THE cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup will hold swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected councillors next week, with both events open to the public.

Wanneroo will hold its ceremony from 6pm on Monday, October 19, for the mayor and seven councillors who win seats in this weekend’s election.

It will also hold a special council meeting on October 27 to decide committee memberships for the deputy mayor and elected members.

Joondalup’s ceremony will be at 6.45pm on Tuesday, October 20, and precede the choosing of a deputy mayor.