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Council Election

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 2018. With nearly 360,000 people voting in 2014 state wide, Council elections are the biggest single voluntary civic participation activity in the State. Information about the 2018 Council elections can be found on this page:

Local Government Elections 2018

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act, the Electoral Commissioner of SA (ECSA) is the returning officer for all Council elections. Find ECSA information here:

ECSA

Information about supplementary elections for Councils can also be found on the ECSA site above.

Enrolment for the 2018 Council Elections closes at 5pm on Friday 10 August 2018.

2018 Councils Elections Timetable

Roll Close 5pm Fri 10 August 2018
Nominations Open Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nominations Close 12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018
Caretaker Period 18 September to Close of Election
Mail Out of Voting Materials Monday 22 to Friday 26 October 2018

Close of Voting 

5pm Friday 9 November 2018

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 have moved house or changed your name, you need to complete a new enrolment form, available at your local Post Office or Electoral Commission of SA. 

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

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

Form 1 - Natural Person: Resident, Sole Owner or Sole Occupier (827 kb)

(Use this Application for Enrolment when owner or occupier is a person.) 

Form 2 - Body Corporate: Sole Owner or Sole Occupier (633 kb)

(Use this Application for Enrolment for a Body Corporate, a designated person is required to vote on behalf of the Body Corporate.) 

Form 3: Group Owners or Group Occupiers (491 kb)

(Use this Application for Enrolment for property owned or occupied by more than one person and/or a business/organisation. A designated person is required to vote on behalf of the Group.)

Authorised by Paul Sutton, CEO, City of Charles Sturt, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011. 

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