Local Government Extraordinary Election - Call for Nominations

Published on Friday, 9 February 2024 at 3:48:20 PM

An Extraordinary Postal Election will be held on Friday, 12 April 2024 in the Shire of Exmouth to fill the
following vacancy:

District 1 Councillor 3 year term

Nominations Open on Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Nominations Close at 4.00pm Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:
• at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
• between 2.00pm and 4.00pm Wednesday, 28 February 2024 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Exmouth.

Nominations Requirements
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:
• a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the
Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (http://www.elections.wa.gov.au/),
• a single A4 page profile of not more than 1,000 characters (including spaces) containing information
about the candidate;
• a nomination deposit of $100 (cash, EFT, bank cheque or postal order);
• a recent passport-sized photograph (optional);
• every candidate must have completed the online course titled Local Government Candidate Induction,
available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating; and
• (optional) in addition to your A4 profile, you may provide additional information that you consider to be
relevant to your candidature. This written statement must be not more than 2,000 characters (including
spaces), must be in the English language and is for publication on the local government’s official website.

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete
their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the
nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their
nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it
with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed via www.elections.wa.gov.au.

You cannot use Nomination Builder to prepare the additional information.

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written
authorisation signed by the candidate.

The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close
of nominations.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by
contacting the Returning Officer, Steven TWEEDIE on 0467 190 439 or the Western Australian Electoral
Commission on 13 63 06.