Supplementary Election - Central Ward

A supplementary election will be held to fill a vacancy in Central Ward following the resignation of a Councillor.

The election will occur in December with the successful candidate’s term due to expire in November 2022.

Local government elections provide an opportunity to elect representatives who aspire to make their community a better place to live.

Unlike state and federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in council elections. All voting is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their votes in a reply paid envelope.

The community is encouraged to have their say on the future of the city by voting in the election.

Here is some information about the upcoming supplementary election:

Key dates

Roll close

5pm, Monday 30 September 2019

Opening of nominations

Thursday 24 October 2019

Nominations close

12 noon, Thursday 7 November 2019

Dispatch of ballot material to electors

Tuesday 19 November 2019 to Monday 25 November 2019

Close of voting (Polling Day)

12 noon, Monday 9 December 2019

Scrutiny and count

Monday 9 December 2019

Are you eligible to vote?

The electoral roll for this supplementary election closed on Monday 30 September 2019.

You can check if you are on the state electoral roll online on the Australian Electoral Commission's website. If you do not appear on the roll and are an Australian citizen aged 18 or over you should enrol immediately via the Australian Electoral Commission website.

If you are not eligible to enrol on the State electoral roll, you may still be entitled to enrol to vote if you own or occupy a property. Contact the Council to find out how on 87210444.

Voting

Voting in council elections is voluntary and 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 from 19-25 November 2019. The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in Central Ward. Complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

Votes must be received before midday on Monday 9 December 2019.

How elections are run

All local government elections are conducted using the counting system known as proportional representation. A candidate is elected when a quota or predetermined proportion of the total number of formal ballot papers cast is obtained. To find out more about the elections and how the voting system works, visit the Electoral Commission SA's at www.ecsa.sa.gov.au

Resources for candidates

Information for candidates can be obtained from the SA Electoral Commission or at the District Council of Grant.

Candidate information packs are expected to be available in mid-October. A date for a candidate briefing session will be announced soon.

SA Electoral Commission Candidate Resources

For more information

Telephone District Council of Grant on 87210444 and ask for Leanne or Kate, or telephone the SA Electoral Commission on 1300 655 232

Voter’s Roll

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 for Central Ward 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 online through the Electoral Commission SA website (https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/). 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 propert
  • You are NOT an Australian Citizen but you have been a resident at your current address for one mont
  • You are a landlord for rateable propert
  • You are an organisation/business owner or occupier of rateable propert
  • You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property

Enrol to Vote – Supplementary Roll

See below for the types of forms available to download. Submit your enrolment form to:

Chief Executive Officer
District Council of Grant
PO Box 724
MOUNT GAMBIER  SA  5290

Via email info@dcgrant.sa.gov.au

If you are a Resident not on the State Electoral Roll or a Sole Owner or Sole Occupier, complete Form 1.
(Use this application for Enrolment when owner or occupier is a person).

If you are a Business or Organisation Sole Owner or Occupier (Body Corporate) complete Form 2.
(Use this application for Enrolment for a Body Corporate, a designated person is required to vote on behalf of the body corporate.)

If you are a Group of Owners or Occupiers (Body Corporate) complete Form 3.
(Use this application for Enrolment for a property owned or occupied by more than one person and/or business/organisation. A designated person is required to vote on behalf of the Group.)

Enrolment for the 2019 Supplementary election – Central Ward has closed.

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291

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