Election Period Policy

Council is inviting residents to have their say on the reviewed Election Period Policy, with the draft policy on public exhibition for four weeks.
Election Period Policy HYS details


The reviewed Election Period Policy was presented to Council at its meeting on 22 August 2023 for a public exhibition in accordance with sections 60(4) and 69 of the Local Government Act 2020.  

This important policy outlines the procedures and guidelines for Council operations during election periods, ensuring Council can continue to conduct business throughout this period in a fair, transparent and equitable manner.

According to section 69 of the Local Government Act 2020, Council is mandated to adopt an Election Period policy. The updated policy reflects the dates of the upcoming 2024 election and incorporates minor adjustments to align with the Local Government Act 2020 and enhance overall governance.

View the Draft Election Period Policy

Community Survey

The community is invited to actively participate in the public consultation process by sharing their thoughts and suggestions on the proposed changes. The draft policy will be available for public exhibition for a duration of four weeks, from 25 August to 22 September 2023.

Complete the Survey

What's Next? 

Following the public exhibition period, Council will carefully consider all feedback received and any necessary changes will be discussed during the September meeting. The adopted Election Period Policy will play a pivotal role in shaping the democratic process for the upcoming 2024 election, with the election period commencing on September 24, 2024, and concluding on election day, being October 26, 2024.

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