Are you thinking of nominating for the Shire of Mundaring Council?
Local government election day is Saturday 16 October 2021 for six (6) vacancies.
The election will be by postal vote, conducted by the WA Electoral Commission.
Nominations will open on 2 September 2021 and close on 9 September 2021.
The first key consideration in the process is the requirement for candidates and donors to record donations made to or by them for a candidate's campaign. The legislation – section 4.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 and Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1996 – requires candidates and donors to make formal disclosures of gifts received and given. Gifts worth $200 or more, or 2 or more gifts from the same donor totalling $200 or more, need to be declared.
Although a candidate and donors do not disclose gifts until the candidate's nomination is accepted, the legislation requires election gifts received from 16 April 2021 (being 6 months prior to the election date) to be recorded and disclosed.
It is suggested that candidates and donors complete Form 9A "Disclosure of Election Gifts" for gifts received and given, and lodge it when the nomination is accepted.
Further information is available from Danielle Courtin, Governance Coordinator – 9290 6714 or email@example.com.