Local Body Elections - why they are important
The local body elections are local people electing local people, to make decisions on local issues. Voting is important in order to have a say on issues and opportunities in your area, such as housing, education, environment, and transport to name a few. Future changes could have an impact on the regions in which you or your organisations operate.
Key dates and facts:
- Held on 8 October 2016. Voting documents must be received by the council before voting closes at 12pm. Between 13 and 19 October official results have been released. Newly elected Councils are now updated.
- Elections are held every three years. Enrolled voters receive posting papers one month prior to voting.
- Public are entitled to vote where they live, as well as where they own a property – if that is different from where they live.
19 April 2017, 7:30 pmJacqui Dean | Local Government
22 March 2017, 2:47 pmJacqui Dean | Local Government
16 March 2017, 5:41 pmAnne Tolley | Local Government
1 March 2017, 4:14 pmAnne Tolley | Local Government
23 November 2016, 10:00 amLouise Upston | Local Government
2 November 2016, 4:21 pmPeseta Sam Lotu-Iiga | Ethnic Communities
18 October 2016, 4:00 pmNick Smith | Environment
14 October 2016, 12:32 pmPeseta Sam Lotu-Iiga | Local Government