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A by-election will be held in the Tenterfield Shire Council – D Ward area on Saturday, 19 August 2017 to elect one councillor.
If you are an owner, rate-paying lessee, or occupier of rateable land which is not your primary residence, you or a nominee may be entitled to be enrolled on the roll of non-residential owners of rateable land or the roll of occupiers and rate-paying lessees for this election.
Details of the eligibility criteria and enrolment claim forms may be obtained from the Tenterfield Shire Council office at 247 Rouse Street, Tenterfield NSW 2372; Phone (02) 6736 6000; Fax (02) 6736 6005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The claim must be completed and lodged with the Chief Executive of Tenterfield Shire Council by 6pm Monday, 10 July 2017.
If a claim for non-residential enrolment was made for a previous election, and you wish to claim enrolment for this election, you must re-apply.
All electors enrolled on the Commonwealth/State electoral roll as at 6pm Monday, 10 July 2017 residing in Tenterfield Shire Council – D Ward will be included on the roll for the election.
To check your enrolment details or to obtain a residential enrolment form visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 135 736. Enrolment forms are also available from any Australia Post office. Enrolment forms must be received by 6pm Monday, 10 July 2017.
Voting in Local Government elections is compulsory for all electors included on the residential roll.
If you intend to participate in the election as a third-party campaigner or candidate, there are strict rules you must understand and comply with before you accept political donations or incur campaign expenditure.
Register as a third-party campaigner
Before you spend more than $2,000 to promote or oppose a candidate or political party at the by-election, you must register as a third-party campaigner with the NSW Electoral Commission, appoint an official agent, and open a campaign account.
The last date for registration of third-party campaigners is 11 August 2017.
If you were registered as a third-party campaigner for a previous election, you must reapply to be registered for the by-election.
If you intend to contest the by-election as a candidate, you must register with the NSW Electoral Commission and appoint an official agent before accepting political donations or incurring campaign expenditure.
Registering for the election is a separate process to being nominated as a candidate for the election. To be nominated for the election, and have your name included on the ballot paper, you must also complete and submit a nomination form.
The last date for registration of candidates is 19 July 2017.
If you registered as a candidate for a previous election, you must reapply to be registered for the by-election.
Information: www.elections.nsw.gov.au or 1300 135 736
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