Are you a non-resident owner of residential property situated in Unley. Are you a tenant, or maybe even a business. If you are and you want your voice heard then read on.
If you are someone in one of those groups you must register before EACH Council Election in order to exercise your vote.
Under the State Parliament’s Local Government Elections Act, this group of people have been removed from the Local Government voters roll and all must re-enrol if they want to vote in this year’s Council elections.
If you want to enrol to vote must do so by 5pm on Friday, 8 August.It is your right to vote and I encourage you to enrol and cast your “postal” vote this year to have a say in how their community is run.
Many of the services offered in your community are provided by Council and are influenced by the needs of the community. Key services that are provided by the City of Unley include:
· Recreation and sporting facilities including ovals, parks and playgrounds
· Public events
· Library services
· Parking and traffic management
· Waste Management and Recycling
· Road and footpath maintenance
“Councils also play a vital role in many issues which impact locally on business and are the only sphere of government for which businesses can obtain a vote.
Even teenagers who are currently 17, but turn 18 on or prior to the close of voting on 7 November, will be able to vote if they enrol by 8 August.
Enrolment forms can be obtained from the Civic Centre, 181 Unley Rd, Unley or downloaded from unley.sa.gov.au
Key dates for Local Government Elections 2014
Friday 8 August – Roll Close
Tuesday 2 September – Nominations open to stand as a Council Member.
Tuesday 16 September, 12 noon – Nominations close to stand as a Council Member.
Monday 20 to Friday 24 October – Mail out of voting material to electors
Friday 7 November – Close of voting
Saturday 8 November – Scrutiny and count