Nominations open today for the 2018 Council elections

You have the chance to support your region by being involved in local government decision making by nominating from Tuesday, September 4 in the council elections.

Intending candidates can nominate by completing a form available from any council or downloaded by following the links at ecsa.sa.gov.au and lodging with council.

A nominations portal is also being launched on the ECSA website which will allow potential candidates to electronically enter their nomination details before printing and lodging with council.

As part of the nomination process, candidates must submit with their nomination, a profile of up to 150 words, which will be included with ballot packs sent by post to electors between October 22 and 26.

Electoral Commissioner Mick Sherry recommends that intending candidates should nominate early.

“If intending candidates lodge at the last minute, they run the risk of not being able to complete their nomination correctly, which may result in their nomination being rejected,” he said..

Eligible candidates will be nominating in 230 potential elections across 67 South Australian councils, for 689 positions.

Further information about the nomination process and the portal can be found at www.ecsa.sa.gov.au.

Nominations close at noon, Tuesday, September 18.