DPA made a submission to the Governance and Administration Select Committee on the Local Government Electoral Legislation Bill 2022.
DPA supports the Bill, however we recommend:
- That a further amendment to be made to the legislation around the provision enabling candidates to submit electronic nominations, to ensure that all electronic nomination forms are made available in accessible formats.
- That the administration and oversight of all local government elections should be transferred to the Electoral Commission, given that the commission has undertaken initiatives in partnership with the disability community to make participation in parliamentary elections more accessible for disabled people.
- DPA supports the abolition of the Ratepayer Roll for local government elections as called for by Renters United.