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Town of Walkerville

2018 Council Elections

Voting in council elections is open to a broader range of people than State and Federal elections, including non-Australian citizens, non-resident landlords and businesses.  Enrol now to have your say.

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Councils are part of the democratic framework of Australia. The community elects their council members every four years and the next general elections happen in November 2018.

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.

Key Dates

 

Roll Close

5pm Fri 10 Aug 2018

Nominations Open

Tues 4 Sept 2018

Nominations Close

12 noon Tues 18 Sept 2018

Mail out of voting materials

Mon 22 – Fri 26 Oct 2018

Close of Voting

5pm Fri 9 Nov 2018

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.

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 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.

See below for the types of forms available to download

Resident not on the State Electoral Roll or a sole owner CLICK HERE

Business or organisation, sole owner or occupier (body corporate)  CLICK HERE

Group of owners or occupiers CLICK HERE 

Enrolment for the 2018 council elections closes at 5pm on Friday 10 August 2018.

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Enrolling 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 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 by calling them on 1300 655 232 to request a form be sent to you. To check and update your enrolment click here.

If you are not enrolled on the House of Assembly roll you may be eligible to register on the council supplementary roll if:

  • You have been resident at your current address for one month and are not on the State Electoral Roll
  • You are a sole owner/occupier of rateable property
  • You are NOT an Australian Citizen but you have been a resident at your current address for one month
  • You are a landlord for rateable property
  • You are an organisation/business owner or occupier of rateable property
  • You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property.