Local Government Elections - Candidate Information

17 July 2021

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The NSW Government has announced the Local Government Elections are postponed and will now be held on 4 December 2021.

In the lead up to the elections, here is an overview of useful resources for prospective councillors. 

A series of online candidate information sessions will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) between April to August 2021 and will cover the following topics:

  • Election overview
  • Election funding and disclosure
  • Registration of candidates, groups, and third-party campaigners
  • Electoral material (also known as how-to-vote material)
  • Nomination process
  • Early voting and election day voting
  • Candidate workers and scrutineers
  • Counting and results

Candidate Webinars - register for upcoming webinars or watch previous recordings here

Candidate Handbook - view the six steps to being a candidate and the candidate handbook here

The NSW Electoral Commission website elections.nsw.gov.au/lge21 has the following information:

  • About these elections
  • What are the key dates?
  • Election bulletins
  • Information for candidates and groups.

Further information can also be obtained from Council’s General Manager, Gary Woodman on 02 6847 6600, who can share answers to typically asked questions, including:

  • Overview of Councillor's time and workload
  • Council’s committee structure
  • Local Government Act
  • Code of Conduct
  • Council processes.

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