Electors in the City of Rockingham interested in throwing their hat in the ring to run as a candidate in the upcoming local government election can attend an information session later this month. The city will host a candidate information session next week to give prospective candidates information about the electoral process and the roles and responsibilities of being an elected member. Electors will cast their vote on October 21 for the six vacant councillor positions across the city’s three wards. There are two vacancies in the Baldivis ward, one in the Comet Bay ward and three in the Rockingham/Safety Bay ward. The election will run via postal vote, with eligible electors to be mailed voting papers for their ward about three weeks before the October poll. An optional preferential voting system will be used for the first time since local government reforms came into force, which may cause the vote count to take longer than in previous years. Candidates can nominate from August 31 to September 7. The information session will be at the City of Rockingham administration building on Civic Boulevard, Thursday, August 24, from 6pm-7.30pm. For more information visit, rockingham.wa.gov.au/voting-and-elections.