Local Government Election on 21 October

Released 7 September 2017
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Local Government elections will be held on 21 October 2017.

Candidate nominations closed on 14 September, with one nomination received for one vacancy in the Dampier Ward and Cr Philip Matsumoto re-elected unopposed, while nine candidates have nominated for three vacancies in the Broome Ward.

The Shire of Broome is comprised of nine elected members, representing two wards – Broome and Dampier.

Councillors hold office for a four-year term with ordinary Local Government elections held on the third Saturday in October every two years, with approximately half the Councillors' terms finishing at each election.

Local government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to, and be involved in their local community.

While it is not compulsory to vote in local government elections, the Shire of Broome encourages all eligible electors to take part.

The full list of candidates for the 21 October election and their profiles can be viewed at the link below, along with more information about the Local Government election. 

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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