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Candidates
Are there any rules for candidate profile statements?
Candidates
Are there any rules on how I can promote myself as a candidate?
Candidates
Are there rules about electoral donations and expenses?
Candidates
Can I cancel my nomination?
Voting
Candidates
Can I help people vote or collect their voting documents to send in?
Candidates
Enrolling
Can I inspect the electoral roll?
Enrolling
Do I need to enrol separately to vote in local government elections?
Voting
How and when will I get my voting papers?
Voting
Candidates
How and when will we know the results of our votes?
Enrolling
How can I enrol, or check if I’m already enrolled?
Candidates
How do I, or someone else, stand for Council?
Voting
How is voting being conducted this year?
Candidates
How long is the term of an elected member?
Candidates
How much will I be paid if I am elected?
Candidates
How much will it cost me to stand?
Voting
I don’t want to post my documents. Is there somewhere I can drop them off?
Voting
I made a mistake on/damaged my voting documents. What do I do?
Voting
It’s after Wednesday 21 September and I haven’t received my voting pack, what do I do?
Voting
I’ve lost my return envelope, can I get another or use my own?
Candidates
What does the Council actually do?
Voting
Candidates
What does, ‘at large’, ‘ward’ and ‘constituency’, mean?
Candidates
What kind of skills and experience do I need to be a Councillor?
Voting
Candidates
What kind of voting system does the Council use?
Candidates
What requirements must I meet to run as a candidate?
Candidates
What responsibilities does a Community Board Member have?
Candidates
What responsibilities does a Councillor have?
Candidates
What responsibilities does the Mayor have?
Voting
When do I have to post my documents by to make sure they’re counted?
Candidates
When do candidate nominations open and close?
Voting
Candidates
When do elected members take up their roles?
Candidates
When is the campaign period?
Candidates
When will the first meeting for elected members be held?
Candidates
Where can I get a Candidate Handbook?
Candidates
Where can I return my completed nomination paper?
Candidates
Which local government positions am I able to run for?
Candidates
Voting
Who are electoral officers and what is their role?
Candidates
Who can nominate me?
Voting
Candidates
Who is being elected?
Candidates
Will the Council help me to learn more about being a candidate and councillor if I choose to run?

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