Nominations for Council elections are now open

Nominations for the NT Council Elections have opened and will close at 12noon, 1 March 2012.

Minister for Local Government, Malarndirri McCarthy, encourages anyone looking to make a difference in their community to nominate as a candidate.

“Local Governments and Shire Councils make grass root decisions, from remote shires to the larger city councils, these decisions have a major bearing on the future of the Territory,” Minister McCarthy said.

“We need strong Councillors who speak up, understand local issues and make good decisions.”

“I encourage anyone interested in running as a candidate to speak with their local councils to get a better understanding of the role and what it will entail.”

East Arnhem Shire Council is holding a series of Candidate Information Sessions throughout all Communities for people who think they may want to put their hand up to stand for  Council

Candidate Information Sessions

Ramingining: 1-2 February 2012
Milingimbi: 2-3 February 2012
Galiwin'ku: 7-9 February 2012
Angurugu: 13-14 February 2012
Milyakburra: 15 February 2012
Umbakumba: 16-17 February 2012
Gunyangara: 21 February 2012
Yirrkala: 21-22 February 2012
Gapuwiyak: 23-24 February 2012

The Election will be held on Saturday 24 March, with postal and mobile polling starting on Monday 5 March.

For more information come to one of the Candidate Information Sessions or visit the Northern Territory Electoral Commission’s website: or call 1800 MYVOTE