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Candidate nominations for local elections

Generally, the nomination process for a local government election is as follows:

Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the election processes and your legal obligations

Step 2: Register as a candidate

Step 3: Manage your campaign finances throughout the entire election period

Step 4: Nominate as a candidate

Step 5: Register electoral material (how to votes) to distribute on Election Day

Step 6: Disclose political donations and electoral expenditure to the NSW Electoral Commission

Please refer to each Local election for specific details.


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