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April 2012 – Changes to Election Procedures takes effect

Recent amendments to the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 bring various processes and procedures into line with those applicable at State elections to ensure consistency of approach. These changes, made through the Local Government (General) Amendment (Election Procedures) Regulation 2012, which took effect on 24 February 2012, deal with several matters such as:

  • Enabling electronic rolls of electors to be used at local government elections;
  • Specifying information that must be included in a candidate information sheet;
  • Enabling persons with a disability and persons who believe that attending a polling place on election day will place their, or the personal safety of a member of their family at risk, to take advantage of postal voting and pre-poll voting;

Requiring registered electoral material to clearly identify the person, political party, organization or group on whose behalf the material is to be distributed.

Note:  This information is not be relied on as legal advice

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