3.2.15 Pre-election period
- Members standing for re-election will, in effect, wear two hats during the pre-election period, i.e. three months prior to local body elections - firstly, in their role as an elected member making decisions on behalf of their community and, secondly, their personal capacity as a candidate running for elected office.
- Elected members must comply with the council’s Local Government Election Year Policy for Elected Members  . This requires that elected members do not use council resources for electioneering and ensures that a clear distinction is drawn between their two roles. Further information can be found in Section 16: Representation and reorganisation.