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Local Government elections

Authorised by Sam Green, Chief Executive Officer, 10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth SA 5113

The next Local Government periodic election will take place in 2022. If you are invested in the future of the City of Playford, ensure you are enrolled to vote and explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate to stand in the Council elections.

Enrol to vote

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

If you are on the State roll you will automatically receive a voting pack mailed to your registered address, so that you can participate in Local Government Council elections.

If you have recently turned 18 or changed your residential or postal address or name, you must complete an electoral enrolment form, which is available from the Electoral Commission SA or a post office.

If you are not enrolled on the State roll you may be eligible to register of Council’s supplementary roll, if:

  • You have been a resident at your current address for one month and are not on the State Electoral Roll
  • You are a sole owner/occupier of a rateable property in the City of Playford area
  • You are not an Australian Citizen, but you have been a resident at your current address in the City of Playford area for one month
  • You are a landlord of a rateable property in the City of Playford area
  • You are an organisation or business owner or occupier of rateable property in the City of Playford area

To register on the Council supplementary roll, you will need to complete the relevant form, see below, which must be witnessed and returned to Council by email playford@playford.sa.gov.au or in person to 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park by 5pm Friday 29 July 2022.

Election timeline

EventDate
Close of electoral roll5pm, Friday 29 July, 2022
Nominations openTuesday 23 August, 2022
Nominations close12pm, Tuesday 6 September, 2022
Ballot paper drawTuesday 6 September 2022 (time to be confirmed)
Mailout of ballot materials to electorsBetween Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October, 2022
Close of voting (Polling Day)5pm, Thursday 10 November, 2022
Scrutiny and count commences9am, Saturday 12 November, 2022

Nominate now

Have you considered becoming a councillor?

The role provides you with an opportunity to influence local decisions and create long term, positive outcomes for the city and its communities.

Most people who are on the Council voters roll, and meet the requirements, can stand for election. You can nominate for a position on Council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession. Nominations from people with diverse backgrounds are encouraged, to ensure that a wide range of views are represented.

Nominations to enrol as a candidate for the 2022 Local Government Election open at 9am, Tuesday 23 August, 2022 and close at 12pm, Tuesday 6 September, 2022.

If you are invested in the future of the City of Playford, willing to learn, participate and contribute strategically to the decision making processes that benefit your broader community, then you should explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate to stand in the Council elections.

Closer to the opening of nominations we will be holding candidate briefing sessions, and have nomination kits available.

More information coming soon.