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.

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