Your Council Elections

Local Government elections are held every four years. Local Government elections provide an opportunity to elect representatives for each Council ward.

The next Local Governmnent Election will take place in November 2018.

 Council Election Brochure - Enrol Nominate Vote(2321 kb)

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Key Dates

Event
Date
Roll Closes 10 August 2018
Nominations Open 4 September 2018
Nominations Close 18 September 2018 (12 noon)
Voting Closed 9 November 2018 (5pm)
Votes Counted 10 November 2018

 To find out  more about how to nominate as a candidate visit the Election Candidate page.



Enrol to Vote

The voters’ roll for Council elections consists of two components – the House of Assembly (State) roll, and the Council supplementary roll.

If you are on the House of Assembly roll you will automatically receive a voting pack mailed to your registered address. If you are not on the State roll (within this Council area) you will need to apply for inclusion on the council roll before 5pm on Friday 10 August, 2018.

Even if you are not an Australian citizen, and/or not on the State electoral roll, you can vote in a council election as long as you are over the age of 18 and have lived in the council area for more than one month.

You can also vote in a council election if you own a rateable property in the area (regardless of whether you live in it) or represent a body corporate (business/organisation) or a group.

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, there is a requirement to purge the council supplementary roll on 1 January of every election year. If you were previously enrolled on the Council voters roll, you must re-enrol before the roll close deadline, if you are still eligible, to be able to vote in this year’s elections.

If you have moved house or changed your name, you need to complete a new enrolment form, available at your local Post Office or at the Electoral Commission SA office located at Level 6/60 Light Square, Adelaide or phone 1300 655 232 to request a form be sent to you. To check and update your enrolment click here.

There are three different enrolment forms as detailed below:

Form 1 - Eligibility for Natural Person:  Resident, Sole Owner or Sole Occupier (non-residential tenant) who is of the age of 18 or over and is a:

 1.   Resident

A resident is a person who:

  • lives in the Council area; and
  • has lived in the property for at least one month; and
  • is not on the State Electoral Roll (i.e. House of Assembly Roll).

or

2.   Sole Owner

A sole owner is a person who:

  • owns property in the Council area; and
  • is the only owner of the relevant property.

or

3.   Sole Occupier

A sole occupier is a person who:

  • occupies property in the Council area as a tenant; and
  • does not live in that property (a non- resident occupier/operates a business).

 

Form 2 - Eligibility by a Business or Organisation (i.e. a body corporate) which is either:

 1.   A Sole Owner

A body corporate sole owner is an individual business or organisation that owns any type of rateable property in the Council area.

or

2.   A Sole Occupier

A body corporate sole occupier is an individual business or organisation that occupies any type of rateable property in the Council area as a tenant.

 

Form 3 – Eligibility by a Group Owners or Group Occupiers

 1.   Group Owner

When a rateable property is owned by more than one owner the right to vote belongs to the group of owners (group owner) not to each member of the group.

The individual members who make up the group owner can be:

  • businesses or organisations (bodies corporate); or
  • individual people (natural persons); or
  • a combination of businesses, organisations and people (bodies corporate and natural persons).

or

2.   Group Occupier

When a rateable property is occupied by more than one occupier/tenant the right to vote belongs to the group of occupiers/tenants (group occupier) and not to each member of the group.

The individual members who make up the group occupier can be:

  • businesses or organisations (bodies corporate); or
  • individual people (natural persons); or
  • a combination of businesses, organisations and people (bodies corporate and natural persons).

 

Applications for Bodies Corporate and Groups of Persons

Must include a designated person to be enrolled on the voters roll for an area or ward. 

A natural person who is above the age of 18 and who is an officer of the body corporate or group authorised to act on behalf of the body corporate or group for the purposes of voting.

Use the buttons below to download the relevant form or directly access the PDF link below the buttons.

 

Resident - Form 1    Electoral Form Button 2   Electoral Form Button 3

 

Please note that the correct form must be completed, witnessed and returned by no later than 5pm on Friday, 10 August 2018 to assist you with enabling you to vote.

If you have any queries regarding your eligibility for entitlement to vote for the 2018 Council elections please contact the Council on 8256 0333.

 

pdf icon large Council Voters Roll Form 1 - Resident.pdf

pdf icon large Council Voters Roll Form 2 - Business or Organisation.pdf

pdf icon large Council Voters Roll Form 3 - Group of Owners or Occupiers.pdf

 

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