How to get elected
In 2016, a total of 2,135 candidates nominated for 637 councillor positions. While fewer than 1 in 3 candidates were successful, 50.5 per cent of successful candidates in 2016 were new councillors. Standing out from the crowd is a must if you want to get elected!
This section contains important information and useful resources for candidates wishing to stand for their council election, including:
- Who is eligible to stand
- How to nominate as a candidate
- Rules about how-to-vote cards and candidate statements
- Campaigning tips to help you get elected.