The following is a summary of a report compiled by TripleM Coffs Coast yesterday on the chance of moving the local government elections back to September this year.
The Office of Local Government has responded by saying this could not be done because they argued “there is insufficient time for the NSW Electoral Commission to make the necessary arrangements”.
CCO Editor’s comment; So reschedule the NSW local government elections for November or early December then!
This whole cancelling of NSW elections in 2020 is now starting to reek of an unseemly haste to postpone the elections combined with bureaucratic incompetence.
Queensland ran local government elections about 6 weeks ago, the Eden-Monaro federal seat by-election is scheduled for Saturday 4 July and recently, during a time of Covid19 restrictions, South Korea ran a national parliamentary election that had one of the highest turnouts ever.
People are now mingling in schools and on public transport. And bars, clubs and restaurants will be able to host 50 patrons from next Monday 1 June here in NSW. Yet the OLG and the NSW Elexctoral Commission can’t come up with a more suitable Plan B before the end of this year for the local government elections?
It really is not good enough.