Local Govt Elections loom

‘It is going to be a very competitive election this year,’ he said. ‘We have more candidates than we have seen for the last decade with a total of 19 candidates nominated across the four wards.’

While voting is not compulsory, Cr Sammels said councillors made decisions that shaped local communities on everything from development and land zoning to environmental issues to the provision of community services, so they should reflect the needs of constituents.

‘Post completed voting packages well before October 19 as it must be received by 6pm on election day,’ he said.

Votes can be hand delivered to the City’s Administration building on Civic Boulevard between Monday and Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, or on Saturday, October 19 from 8am to 6pm.

Baldivis Ward has two vacancies, one for four years and one for two years. Comet Bay, Rockingham and Safety Bay wards each have one vacancy for a four-year term.