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Time is running out to enrol for 2017 Local Land Services elections

North Coast Local Land Services ratepayers are being urged to enrol to vote in this year’s May elections. Ratepayers in the North Coast region will vote to elect three local board members for the local board and if you pay Local Land Services rates, you’re eligible to vote.

Grant Lewis, Acting General Manager said, “North Coast Local Land Services is governed by a board of local people and board members work closely with landholders and local communities to identify and deliver services that are relevant to local needs.

If a property is subject to Local Land Services rates then one of the occupiers of that property can vote in the 2017 Board member elections, but they must be enrolled to receive ballot papers at election time. If they have enrolled since the commencement of Local Land Services in January 2014 there is no need to re-enrol.

“Time is running out to enrol to vote in the 2017 elections with the electoral roll closing on Friday 31 March,” Grant said.

“We are focused on making this process as easy as possible for our ratepayers and have introduced easy online methods of enrolling, nominating and voting.

“This is an exciting time for North Coast Local Land Services and 2017 will bring with it refreshed local boards who will strive to meet the objectives of the North Coast Local Strategic Plan.

“We are also calling for candidate nominations for the North Coast Local Land Services Board, which close at 12 pm on 10 April.

“The work of North Coast Local Land Services is always developing with new and innovative ideas being introduced to improve the way we protect and grow our farms and natural resources.

“We are seeking local board members who can look beyond boundary fence lines and work towards the long-term sustainability of the North Coast agricultural industry and environment.”

Information about enrolling, nominating and voting can be downloaded from Local Land Services or the Australian Election Company or by contacting your nearest North Coast Local Land Services office.

Key dates:

Enrolments:                 Close 5 pm 31 March 2017
Nominations:               Close 12 pm 10 April 2017
Voting:                         Opens 8 May and closes at 5 pm 31 May 2017

Media contact: Grant Lewis, Acting General Manager, Phone 0428 291 829

Photo captions: North Coast Local Land Services is encouraging ratepayers to enrol to vote before the 31 March deadline.