The local body elections will take place in October 2022. We hope that around this time Neighbourly members can still access the usual local information they seek on the Neighbourly site.
As there are specific websites to go to for learning about candidates and their policies, we want to make sure that members’ newfeeds are not being bombarded with the election content during this time.
Keeping this in mind, this is how Neighbourly will operate during the local body elections:
1) Candidates are able to share information relevant to the area on the site (For example: "Voting opens this Saturday, you can find your nearest voting booth here...") and able to reply on a member's post if they are asking relevant questions. However, candidates won't be able to campaign about themselves on the local noticeboard. This is limited to advertising on the site.
2) Neighbourly will be encouraging candidates to use the business options available to them - these are our dedicated Candidate Profiles or Promoted Posts. Get in touch with email@example.com if this is something you're interested in.
3) Members are welcome to discuss the MPs running for council and their policies if they are relevant to their own community and as usual these conversations must adhere to the Neighbourly guidelines.
After elections, we encourage those elected to set up a free Neighbourly organisational listing as we love for our councillors to be able to interact with the community directly sharing important local information.