Residents have until 6pm on Monday to enrol to vote in the upcoming Cabonne Shire Council local government elections.
Ensure you are enrolled to vote and your details are correct with the Australian Elec-toral Commission (AEC).
It’s compulsory for all Shire residents on the residential roll to vote. Those who are paying rates on leased property are also eligible to vote.
Registration forms and more information is available on the council website, cabonne.nsw.gov.au
“In Australia, citizens have a right and responsibility to choose their representatives at all levels of government. Council is the level of government closest to the community,” Mayor Kevin Beatty said.
“Cabonne Council provides key infrastructure, facilities and services to local residents and is integral to improving the lifestyle and amenity of communities across Cabonne. Having a say in Local Government Elections allows the community to take part in choosing the future of Cabonne by choosing the representatives who will continue to advocate for the best outcomes in the region.”
There is still time to put yourself to be a representative of the community. Those wishing to run for Council, along with groups, need to apply to the AEC by 12pm on Wednesday, August 4.
The council caretaker period commences on Friday, August 6.
Local Government Elections are usually held every four years. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the 2020 election for 12 months.
Councillors elected in September 2021 will therefore serve for a term of three years, until 2024.
Those who need to update their details can visit the AEC website, www.aec.gov.au or call them on 13 23 26.