Fourth election for the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body commences today, 15 May 2017
The fourth election of members to the ACT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body commences today, the Acting ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ro Spence, has announced.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body is comprised of 7 members who are elected every 3 years. The last election was held in May 2014.
“The election officially commences today with the opening of the period for nomination of candidates,” Mr Spence said.
“Nominations for the Elected Body close at 12 noon on Monday 29 May 2017.”
The Elected Body was established by the ACT Legislative Assembly to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the ACT to have a strong democratically elected voice.
Its members represent the interests and aspirations of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It provides direct advice to the ACT Government with the ambition of improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans.
“Voting in the election will coincide with NAIDOC week celebrations in the ACT. Voting will commence on Saturday 1 July and continue until Saturday 8 July at a number of venues around Canberra. Locations and times for voting are listed on the Elections ACT website,” Mr Spence said.
The result of the election should be known in late July 2017.
For further information about the election of members to the Elected Body visit the Elections ACT website or call 6205 0033.