City of Port Lincoln

Council Elections and Enrolments

Local government elections are required to be conducted every four years with the next periodic election due in November 2018.  The conduct of the local government elections is set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999.

Enrolling to vote

The voter's 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 at http://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 a 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

Refreshing the voter's roll

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, there is a requirement to purge the council supplementary roll on 1 January of every election year.  All landlords, business lessees and resident non-Australian citizens are removed from the council voters roll (with the exception of City of Adelaide) and must re-enrol to be able to vote.

If you have been removed from the roll under these provisions you must re-enrol before the roll close deadline on Friday 10 August 2018, otherwise you will not be able to vote in the 2018 elections.

'Application for enrolment' forms will be available from the Council office or the Election Commission of SA after 1 January 2018.

Nominating as a candidate for election

Most people who are on the council voters roll can stand for election.

Becoming a councillor is one of the most direct ways that you can influence decisions that affect the quality of life in your local area.

If you are interested in representing the people of your community on council, the Electoral Commission of SA and the LGA (SA) will provide a range of resources to help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a councillor early 2018.

Nomination process

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

You will also be asked to lodge a 150 word candidate profile and a 'head shoulders' photograph which will be publised 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 early 2018.

Key Dates

2018 Councils Elections Timetable            
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Port Lincoln
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399 | Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au
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