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Time is running out to enrol for 2017 Local Land Services elections

Local Land Services ratepayers are being urged to enrol to vote in this year’s May elections.

Ratepayers in the Western region will vote to elect four local board members.

If you pay Local Land Services rates, you’re eligible to vote.

Local Land Services Western Region General Manager, Erlina Compton said one ratepayer from each holding could vote in the 31 May elections, but they must enrol first to receive ballot papers at election time.

“Time is running out to enrol to vote in the 2017 elections with the electoral roll closing on Friday 31 March,” Ms Compton said.

“We are focused on making this process as easy as possible for our ratepayers and have introduced easy online methods of enrolling, nominating and voting.

“Online voting will streamline the process for enrolled ratepayers to have a say about who represents their region on local boards.

“All enrolled ratepayers will receive voting instructions either via email for online voting or a postal ballot material pack for those enrolled electors without email contact.”

People who receive email voting instructions will be able to opt to receive postal ballot papers.

Ms Compton said it was an exciting time for Local Land Services Western Region and 2017 would bring with it refreshed local boards who would strive to meet the objectives of the Western Local Strategic Plan.

“We are also calling for candidate nominations, which close at 12 pm on 10 April,” Ms Compton said.

Download information here about enrolling, nominating and voting can or from the Australian Election Company website. You can also contact your nearest Local Land Services office.

Key dates:

Enrolments: Close 5 pm 31 March 2017
Nominations: Close 12 pm 10 April 2017
Voting: Opens 8 May and closes at 5 pm 31 May 2017

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.