Councillor Vacancies – Co-Option?

Emergency regulations have delayed elections until May 2021.  However some councils have councillor vacancies following retirements and resignations.  The emergency regulations do not mention co-option, therefore current opinion is that existing legislation still persists.  Notices of vacancies should therefore be made and the electorate given the opportunity to request an election, however in the event of such a request, the election would not be held before May 2021.

An updated vacancy notice is available in the templates area of the website.

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