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Council Elections

The community elects their Council Members (including the Mayor) every four years and the next general elections will take place in November 2018.

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act, the Electoral Commissioner of SA (ECSA) is the returning officer for all Council elections. Find ECSA information at www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/elections/council-elections-home   

Key dates for the 2018 local government election

 2018 council elections timetable

 Roll close

 5pm, Friday 10 Aug 2018

 Nominations Open

 Tuesday 4 Sept 2018

 Nominations Close

 12 noon, Tuesday 18 Sept 2018

 Mail out of voting materials

 Monday 22 - Friday 26 Oct 2018

 Close of voting

 5pm, Friday 9 Nov 2018

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 within the City of Victor Harbor council area 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 by clicking here: enrol for council elections

If you are not enrolled on the House of Assembly roll (or enrolled at an address outside of the City of Victor Harbor council area) 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

If  you wish to enrol for the council’s supplementary roll you must complete the relevant enrolment form (available below).

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

Resident not on the State Electoral roll or a Sole Owner or Sole Occupier
Use this Application for Enrolment when owner or occupier is a person:
Form 1 - Natural Person: Resident, Sole Owners or Sole Occupier(1079 kb)

Business or Organisation, Sole Owner or Occupier
Use this Application for Enrolment for a Body Corporate, a designated person is required to vote on behalf of the Body Corporate:
Form 2 - Body Corporate: Sole Owner or Sole Occupier(599 kb)

Group of Owners or Occupiers
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:
Form 3: Group Owners or Group Occupiers(609 kb)

Further information
If you are unsure whether you are on the council voters role, contact our Rates Department on 8551 0500.

Interested in becoming a Councillor?

Generally anyone who is over 18 years old, an Australian Citizen and on the voters roll can stand as a candidate in Local Government elections.

Council members play a vital role in local community leadership.  Councillors contribute their thoughts and ideas within a decision-making body that:

  • Decides on strategic and financial plans for the local area;
  • Ensures Council resources are used fairly for the benefit of the community and
  • Talks to local people about their views and ideas for the area
  • Communicates to the community and other stakeholders about key local issues.

 If you are interested in representing the people in your community on Council, the Electoral Commission of SA (ECSA) and the Local Government Association of SA (LGA) provide a range of resources to help you understand the role and responsibilities. 

Nominating

Nominations for the 2018 local government elections open on Tuesday, 4 September 2018 and close on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at 12 noon. During this time, you must complete and lodge a nomination form which is available from council and other advertised locations.

You will also be asked to lodge a 150-word candidate profile and a ‘head shoulders’ photograph which will be published on a candidates’ website.

You should refer to the 2018 candidate resources for more information about the nomination process and requirements once they become available in July 2018.

More information?

Local Government Association of SA: Local Government Elections

  • Enrolling to vote
  • Refreshing the voters’ roll and eligibility
  • Nomination as a candidate for election
  • Nomination process
  • Legislative framework
  • Previous Council election information

 

Electoral Commission of South Australia: ECSA

  • Voting in Council Elections
  • Completing ballot papers
  • Candidates

2018 Council Elections

 

2018 Council Elections

 

2018 Council Elections - Nominate

 

2018 Council Elections - Vote

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