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Voting in the Council elections is done by post but you must be registered.

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Voting in the council election is a simple process by post.

If you are eligible to vote in the State Government election, or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive your voting forms in the mail in October.

You just fill out the voting forms and return them in the reply-paid envelope.

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday November 9 so those posting their votes in are advised to have them in the post box by 5pm on Wednesday, November 7 to make sure they are received by Friday evening.

Those unable to post their votes by Wednesday, November 7 can drop them in to a ballot box at the Council offices in Civic Building on Darling Terrace up until 5pm on Friday, November 9.

This is part of the three-step “Enrol, Nominate and Vote” process that has started with the first deadline on August 10 when the roll closes for those people wishing to vote who aren’t on the electoral list.  The voting is conducted by the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA).

Those interested in becoming a candidate or for more information on voting, information can be found at https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/elections/council-elections-home

Information is also available at the front counter of the Council offices in Civic Building on Darling Terrace or by calling 8640 3444.

 

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Voting in council elections is open to a broader range of people than State and Federal elections. Even if you are not an Australian citizen, and not on the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll, you can vote in a council election as long as you are 18 years of age or over 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. Another important difference is that businesses and bodies corporate can vote in council elections.

For more information on eligibility go to www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections

 

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If you are eligible to vote in the council election you are probably also eligible to stand for a position on council. With very few exceptions (such as being an undischarged bankrupt or being disqualified from holding office by a court order) you can nominate for a position on council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession. In fact, councils actively encourage nominations from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are being represented.

For more information on nominating go to www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections

 

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Voting in council elections is done by post. If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October. The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election. Fill out the ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

For more information on candidates (when finalised) go to www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections

 

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