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Nominations have opened for candidates in the Tweed Shire Council election, which will be held on Saturday

, October 29. Nominations close at 12pm on Wednesday September 28.

The election, which was set for 10 September along with most other NSW shires, was postponed following the death of candidate Ken Nicholson.

Under the Local Government Act all nominations had to be cancelled and a new election called.

All candidates who nominated for the failed September 10 election will need to renominate for the October 29 poll.

More councillors?

As well as voting for the seven councillors for the period 2016 – 2020, voters will be asked – through a constitutional referendum – if they support an increase in the number of Councillors from seven to nine. If there is majority support for the proposal, the changes will take effect from the 2020 Local Government Election.

The election is being conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission on behalf of the council.

A special website has been set up for the Tweed Shire Council election, which is www.elections.nsw.gov.au/elections/tweed_shire_council_election_29_october_2016 If you wish to nominate as a candidate, you must first register through this website.

Other key dates:

Monday 17 October – Pre-polling and postal vote applications open

Friday 21 October – Registration of electoral material closes

Monday 24 October – Postal vote applications close

Friday 28 October – Pre-poll voting closes

Saturday 29 October – Election day

Voting is compulsory for Australian citizens aged 18 and over who are resident in the Tweed Shire Local Government area.

For more information – including pre-poll locations – see www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/election


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