AUSTRALIAN ELECTION COMPANY
Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 [NSW], clause 288
Local Government Area: FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL
Notice of Election and Call for Nomination Proposals
I, Richard Kidd Election Manager for Australian Election Company hereby give public notice that the Elections for
Fairfield City Council are to be held. Accordingly, Proposals for Nomination for the Election of Mayor, and six (6) Councillors for Fairfield/Cabravale Ward and six (6) Councillors for Parks Ward are invited, from 26 July 2021.
Nomination forms may be obtained from the Returning Officer or from the Australian Election Company website at https://www.austelect.com
I further notify that the date for the Nomination Day will be 4 August 2021. Completed Consented Nominations must be made to be received by the Returning Officer at The Cottage, Fairfield Showgrounds, 443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood, NSW 2176 by 12 noon, 4 August 2021.
Intending Candidates should consult and understand the requirements under the Local Government Act 1993, No 30 [NSW] Chapter 10; Division 3, Nominations and election, Sections 306-311 inclusive together with the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 [NSW], Division 4 clauses 285 – 296.
The onus is on a candidate to ensure that their fully and correctly completed Nomination is made to the Returning Officer by 12 noon 4 August 2021.
Separate Nomination Forms are required for each Position contested. A person cannot self-nominate in any Election.
Nominations must be in Form 2 or Form 3 and must be given to the Returning Officer at The Cottage, Fairfield Showgrounds, 443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood, NSW 2176, before 12 noon on Nomination Day, together with payment of the deposit fee of $125 for each candidate.
Should five (5) or more candidates wish to form a Group and receive the nomination deposit discount cap of $625.00, a “Claim for Grouping of Candidates” must be lodged with the Returning Officer at the same time as the completed, consented, Nomination Forms, prior to the close of Nominations. Where candidates for Councillor lodge with the Returning Officer a “Claim for Grouping of Candidates”, the claim incorporates a Request for a Group Voting Square on the Ballot Paper; but there must be at least two Groups requesting Group Voting Squares, for Group Voting Squares to be included on the relevant ballot paper.
The Nomination Deposit must be paid in cash or by a cheque drawn by an authorised deposit-taking Institution. The payee should be Australian Election Company – Council Election Account. The Election Manager has also approved EFT as an alternative method of deposit payment.
PLEASE NOTE: PERSONAL CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
The completed Nomination and Deposit must be accompanied by a completed Candidate Information Sheet, a completed Statistical Information Sheet and, if relevant, a completed “Group Request Form”. A Nomination is not valid unless the person proposed has completed a Candidate Information Sheet. Nominations will be rejected if the appropriate Nomination Deposit, in full, has not been received by the Returning Officer by 12 noon 4 August 2021.
Nominations may be lodged with the Returning Officer in person, at The Cottage, Fairfield Showgrounds, 443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood, NSW 2176; by post to PO Box W193, Fairfield West, NSW, 2165; by fax to (07) 5428 ... or by email to Fairfield.firstname.lastname@example.org .
Where lodged by fax or email the Deposit must be delivered to and received by the Returning Officer by 12 noon, 4 August 2021.
If the Election(s) are contested, polling will be conducted by Attendance and Postal Voting and Election Day will be Saturday 4 September 2021.
Enquiries may be made to the Returning Officer on telephone 0466 052... .
Richard Kidd Election Manger Australian Election Company 26 July 2021