2017 Election

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.

Candidate nominations for the 2017 local government elections closed at 4pm Thursday, 14 September 2017.

Candidates

Coast Ward (in order they appear on the Ballot Paper)

Gary MACK
Pauline O'CONNOR
Kate MCKERRACHER
Jon PETELCZYC
Ian EVERETT

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Wembley Ward (in order they appear on the Ballot Paper)

Jo MCALLISTER
Andrew THOMSON
James NELSON
Ben SECRETT
Francis MAIN
Stephen BROWN
Steven THOMASZ

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Elections Caretaker Policy

The primary objective of Town of Cambridge Policy 1.1.12 Elections Caretaker Policy(PDF, 51KB) is to avoid the Town 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 (see below for a definition) 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.

Election Information Request

Section 10.3 of Policy 1.1.12 Elections Caretaker Period requires an Information Request Register be maintained by the Chief Executive Officer during the Caretaker Period. The Register will be a public document that records all requests for information made by Elected Members and candidates, and the response given to those requests, during the Caretaker Period. Staff will be required to provide details of requests to the Chief Executive Officer for inclusion in the Register

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Electoral Gift Register

In accordance with Regulation 30H of Part 5A of the Local Government Elections Regulations 1997, the electoral gift register is to kept and the public allowed access to the register.

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