17.5.1 Election Year Policy for Elected Members


  1. In an election year, an incumbent member standing as a candidate has two roles:

    • as an elected member, continuing to take part in council decision-making for which he/she is provided the necessary resources

    • as a candidate campaigning for re-election.

  2. Council resources must not be used for any electoral advantage. The Election Year Policy for Elected Members, adopted by the governing body after feedback from local boards, outlines the rules for managing the use of council resources during election time.

  3. The chief executive also develops a policy for the conduct of staff during an election year.



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