Enrol to vote for the 2017 local elections
12 December 2016
If you pay Local Land Services rates, you’re eligible to enrol to vote in the 2017 locally elected board member elections.
To have a say who represents your interests on local boards you must enrol by 31 March, 2017.
Enrolling and voting in board member elections will help decide who sits on local boards and communicates the concerns and issues of regional ratepayers.
"Ratepayers must elect people they think will best represent them and their needs,” said Ian Rogan, acting Chair of the Central Tablelands Local Land Services Board.
"I encourage all ratepayers to get involved and help build an organisation that will serve them."
“We would like to have representation from across the region and across the industries we work with. It is important to us that we get people on the board who know what’s important out in the paddock and in local communities,” said Mr Rogan.
Enrolment forms can be picked up from local offices, downloaded from the website or completed online.
“It is your right to vote and although voting for the local board members is voluntary, I would encourage all eligible people to enrol and cast their vote this year to have a say in how our region is represented,” Mr Rogan said.
“Local boards have legislated functions which focus on four main areas of strategy, community engagement, advocacy and advice.
“The three elected board members will join the three ministerially-appointed members and a Chair to guide the organisation.
“Together they will focus on the strategic direction of the organisation, promoting the services offered, encouraging partnerships and building strong relationships with investors while also communicating the priorities and concerns of customers to local boards.”
To vote ratepayers must complete an enrolment form by the end of March 2017.
Enrol to vote applications will also be mailed to ratepayers in 2017 along with annual rates notices.
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