Local Government election weeks away

Elections for the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council will be held on Saturday, September 9.

The Local Government Area has 11,500 residents and covers an area of 3,981 kms.

The council will comprise of nine councillors who will represent the entire Local Government Area.

Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens residing in the council area who are 18 years of age or older.

There is no absent voting at this election so people must vote at a polling place or pre-poll venue.

Now is the time for you to check enrollment particulars to make sure they are up to date.

Visit www.votensw.info or call 1300 135 736 to check details.

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Administrator Stephen Sykes said enrolling to vote is the first step in people having a say.

“Following the closure of nominations on August 9, I would encourage the community to get to know the candidates,” Mr Sykes said.

A number of Cootamundra residents have already put their hand up to run for council. 

Anyone further wishing to nominate to become a councillor should visit the NSW Electoral Commission website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au or Office of Local Government at www.olg.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Nominations for candidates open on Monday, July 31 and close at 12noon on Wednesday, August 9.

The NSW Electoral Commission is managing this election.

For general election inquires visit www.votensw.info or call 1300 135 736.