Local Government Elections

 

Local Government Elections

Council Elections - General Information

 

Council Elections Enrolling To Vote 

 

Councils are part of the democratic framework of Australia. The community elects their Council Members every four years.

The next Council Elections will be held in November 2018.

The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 - an act of the South Australian Parliament - to view the Act, click here.

Unlike State and Federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections. However, council elections are the biggest single voluntary civic participation activity in the state with nearly 360,000 people voting in the 2014 council elections.

Another important difference from State and Federal elections is that all voting in council elections is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their votes in a reply paid envelope.


Legislative Framework

The rules for local government elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, an act of the South Australian Parliament. To view the Act go to www.parliament.sa.gov.au

Refreshing the voters’ roll

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, there is a requirement to purge the council supplementary roll on 1 January of every election year. All landlords, business lessees and resident non-Australian citizens are removed from the council voters roll (with the exception of City of Adelaide) and must re-enrol to be able to vote.

If you have been removed from the roll under these provisions you must re-enrol before the roll close deadline on Friday 10 August 2018, otherwise you will not be able to vote in 2018 elections.
 

LGA Information sessions for potential candidates.

Below are the details of upcoming LGA sessions aimed at anyone planning on nominating for the upcoming Council Elections in November.

Further information about the sessions can be found by clicking this link.

The program for the sessions is available here.

Nominations as a candidate open Tuesday 4th September and Close Tuesday 18th September 2018.

For further information regarding the elections contact Council on (08) 8828 1200 or visit http://www.coppercoast.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1662

 

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Click the following links to access further election information.

General Information / Enrolling to Vote / Nominating to Stand for Council / Voting in Council Elections

All material on this webpage is authorised by Peter Harder, Chief Executive Officer, Copper Coast Council, 51 Taylor Street, Kadina SA 5554.

 

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