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Who wants to be a councillor?

13 Aug 2012

Who wants to be a councillor? Image

Are you passionate about local issues, but frustrated with your lack of voice within the community?

With the City of Melbourne council elections coming up, now could be your chance to do something about it.

There are a number of information sessions arranged to help guide people interested in running for council.

The first is a community and candidate information session hosted by City of Melbourne and the Victorian Local Governance Association on Wednesday, August 22 at the Town Hall Administration Building, 120 Swanston St.

There are then two candidate information sessions run by the Victorian Electoral Commission at the same location, on Monday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 19.

This may just be your best chance to gain a seat on the council, as the upcoming elections will have two extra candidates, to take the total to nine, plus the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

Also at least one current councillor won’t be running again as Cr Jennifer Kanis was elected to State Parliament in the Melbourne by-election held in July.

The City of Melbourne covers more than 37 square kilometres, including Southbank, but it is not split into wards, so you cannot run just to represent postcode 3006 specifically.

The elections will be held on Saturday, October 29 and will be conducted entirely by postal vote.

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