Council candidate Gary Bagnall is putting a call out for volunteers.
Council candidate Gary Bagnall is putting a call out for volunteers. Blainey Woodham

Candidate recruiting volunteers

CANDIDATES need an "army" of volunteers to help with pre-polling and to man polling station on election day, according to one candidate.

Gary Bagnall had a sign at the front of his cafe in Murwillumbah calling for volunteers to help him get elected.

He said with pre-polling running for two weeks and about 30 polling booth open on Saturday September 8 candidates needed a small army of helpers.

"You need to roster three people on at polls throughout the day so that about 100 people plus you have the pre-polling," he said.

"That's one week at Tweed Heads and one week at Murwillumbah."

Mr Bagnall said he was in a better position than some candidates who were struggling for volunteer numbers.

"You have to have a lot of friends," he said.

"Some of the teams are better connected and have more help than others.

"The independents below the line haven't got the resources that the teams have got."



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