A new book has been launched to explain the history of local government in Margaret River ... in a novel way, without resort to fiction.
Local architect and former AMR Shire Councillor, Linton Hodsdon is presenting a display for three days to help electors and candidates make good decisions in the current local government elections, and beyond.
The exhibition opens on Thursday at 4pm at 101 Bussell Highway, Margaret River (next door to 777 Chemist ).
First Editions of 'A Hitch-hiker's Guide to Local Government' will be available for purchase at the pop up, and will otherwise be available for purchase from the Margaret River Bookshop, Lost Knowledge Bookshop and Viva Books Busselton.
Locals will also have the chance to meet their election candidates at a special event on Wednesday, where the five locals standing for election will take questions from the community.
The free public event will kick off at 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday October 2 at the Margaret River Hotel (River Room space) and will feature topics important to the local community ahead of the vote count on October 19.
Candidates will provide a short 5 minute introduction before a structured Q&A session.
Attendees will have the chance to mingle with candidates before an audience-driven Q&A session from 7.30pm.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/margscci
Voting in the election
The 2019 Augusta Margaret River Local Government election will be conducted via postal vote.
If you are registered with the WA Electoral Commission for the property you own and occupy in the Shire, you are automatically entitled to vote in the Local Government elections on 19 October 2019 and a voting package will be posted to you.
Voting packages are now being received within the Shire. If you have not received your voting package, please visit the Margaret River Civic Administration Centre between office hours prior to polling day.
The count of votes commences at 6pm on October 19 at the Margaret River Civic Administration Centre, 41 Wallcliffe Rd and the public are invited to attend.
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