Rayner supports axing ward boundaries for next year’s elections

TOODYAY Shire President Brian Rayner says he supports abolishing the shire’s electoral ward system (pictured) to allow all Toodyay electors to vote for every councillor.

However, he opposes cutting the number of councillors from nine to seven, which would see all council seats – instead of only four – up for election next year.

Councillors voted 6-0 last month to review whether to scrap the shire’s current four-ward electoral system before next year’s biennial shire elections.

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