This is a quick reminder: Today is the registration deadline for the 2016 local body elections. If you’re unsure if you’re registered to vote, please hop onto the Electoral Commission website and check your registration.
— Emma McInnes (@EmmaMcInnes) August 10, 2016
Although most people don’t participate in local body elections, they’re as important as general elections in many ways. Local governments’ decisions affect a whole bunch of important things, like:
- Where you can live (and whether you’ll be able to get a home at all!)
- Where you can work
- How you get around
- The quality and sustainability of the local environment, including air quality, water quality and biodiversity.
So please, if you’re not sure whether you’re registered, head to the Electoral Commission and find out. And if you’re at work, school, or out and about, maybe consider suggesting to others that they do the same.