The 2017 local government elections will be held on Saturday, 21 October.
The Town of Cambridge Council has four elected member positions to be filled, two in Coast Ward and two in Wembley Ward.
The Town's Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the Town of Cambridge local government elections. The Returning Officer is able to provide further information for prospective candidates including guides and forms for candidates and scrutineers.
The Returning Officer for the 2017 Town of Cambridge local government election is Vern McKay who can be contacted on 0400 853 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In December 2016 Council adopted Policy 1.1.12 Elections Caretaker Policy(PDF, 51KB) .
The policy applies from the close of nominations date (14 September 2017) up until election day (21 October 2017).
The primary objective of this policy is to avoid the Town of Cambridge making major decisions, prior to an election, that would bind an incoming Council, prevent the use of public resources in ways that are seen as advantageous to, or promoting, the sitting Elected Members who are seeking re-election, or new candidates, and ensuring the Town administration acts impartially in relation to candidates.
This policy applies during a caretaker period to cover:
(a) Decisions that are made by the Council;
(b) Materials published by the Town;
(c) Attendance and participation in functions and events;
(d) Use of the Town’s resources;
(e) Access to the Town’s information.
This Caretaker Policy applies to Elected Members, electoral candidates and employees of the Town of Cambridge.