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Why form a Group?

Posted by Pete on July 27, 2017
Filed under: Election Commentary

As in both Federal and State government elections, candidates in Local Government elections can choose to stand as either a grouped or ungrouped candidate. In Federal and State government elections, groups are almost the exclusive domain of registered political parties, but this is not so much the case in Local Government elections. (more…)

Voting in Local Government Elections

Posted by Pete on July 26, 2017
Filed under: Election Commentary

As the Queanebyan-Palerang Regional Council elections approach, it’s a good time to review how votes are distributed under the proportional representation voting system that is used for Local Government elections. The following is by necessity a simplified overview. The interested reader should consult Schedule 5 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 for more detail. (more…)

The Bigger Picture

Posted by Pete on July 26, 2017
Filed under: Election Commentary

When election time rolls around, it’s all too easy to become preoccupied with our own individual issues, talking about fixing this or fixing that. We also live in a world that has come to expect political conflict, a battle, just like the political bickering we see on the news each night over what issue might or might not be more important. (more…)

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