LOCAL government elections will start to heat up with nominations for elected members closing midday today for candidates for Mount Gambier City and Grant District councils.
Both councils have already received a string of nominations for what is shaping up to be a highly contested community plebiscite.
Voting will be via postal ballot, with ballot papers distributed in late October.
While nominations began slowly for the councils, there has been a flurry of candidates lodging their paperwork in recent days.
At least 11 nominations have been lodged for Mount Gambier City Council, while Grant council’s central ward has already attracted