One of the important decisions that will be made soon by Glen Eira and all other councils in the near future is the type of election - postal or attendance that will be conducted at this years local govt elections in October this year.
I will be favouring an attendance election as similar as conducted for all state and federal elections. History has shown in Glen Eira and elsewhere that an attendance election greatly reduces the number of dummy candidates standing only to feed preferences to other candidates.
Those who remember the 2005 postal election in Glen Eira will attest to the over twenty candidates per ward that stood , many to be fair to say weren't genuine.
This situation was greatly improved in the 2008 attendence election where it has to be said residents were voting for real candidates who were able to engage at least sufficient community support to staff polling booths.