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Women Encouraged to Nominate for Council Elections

Women across the Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to nominate for their councils in the upcoming 2022 elections.

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With nominations opening on the 23rd of August and closing on the 6th of September, President of the Australian Local Government Women's Association SA, Julie Woodman, says it's time now to think about nominating as a candidate and planning a campaign.

In a statement, Ms. Woodman says despite the fact women make up more than half the population, after the 2018 elections only 35% of SA councillors were women.

She said there are so many capable women in our communities who, when equipped with information and encouragement, will make wonderful advocates for local residents.

If you are thinking of nominating for local council, the Local Government Association of SA is holding an online briefing session on the 23rd of July at 10:00am.

More information can be found here.

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