Council Elections 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 Friday 10 August 2018

Nominations Open

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Nominations Close
12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018
Mail out of voting materials
Monday 22 - Friday 26 October 2018
Close of voting
5pm Friday 9 November 2018

Legislative Framework

The rules for local government elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, an act of the South Australian Parliament. To view the Act go to www.parliament.sa.gov.au

Candidate Lists

Please click on the following link to view a list of Candidates.

Candidate list for Mount Barker District Council

Candidate List Mount Barker District Council

Media Release Click Here

Voting in the 2018 council elections

Voting in council elections 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 between 22-26 October 2018.

The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in your council ward. To find out more about each of the candidates and what they stand for go to the council elections candidates website, then complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

Votes must be received before 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.

Get involved and make a difference. Local democracy is an important feature of life in Australia, and councils have a far greater influence on communities than most people appreciate.

Make a difference by participating in your council election.

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