Nominating to Stand For Council
Council Elections - Nominating to Stand as a Council Member
Nominating for a position on council
If you are eligible to vote in your local council elections, you are probably also eligible to stand for a position on council.
With very few exceptions (such as being an undischarged bankrupt, or being disqualified from holding office by a court order), you can nominate for a position on council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession.
In fact, councils actively encourage nominations from people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are being represented. The Local Government Association and many councils run information sessions for potential candidates.
When nominations for the local government elections open, you must complete and lodge a nomination form which is available from your council and other advertised locations.
You will also be asked to lodge a 150-word candidate profile and a ‘head shoulders’ photograph which will be published on a candidates’ website.
The electoral commission usually have candidate resource kits available in the lead up to the Local Government elections that you can refer to for more information about the nomination process and requirements.
Click the following links to access further election information.
The local government Association Election page www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections
Electoral Commission of South Australia website www.ecsa.sa.gov.au
All material on this webpage is authorised by Russell Peate, Chief Executive Officer, Copper Coast Council, 51 Taylor Street, Kadina SA 5554.