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About Local Government Elections

2018 Council Elections

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.

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

Other Key Information
Key Dates

Roll close 5pm, Fri 10 Aug 2018
Nominations Open Tues 4 Sept 2018
Nominations Close 12 noon, Tues 18 Sept 2018
Mail out of voting materials Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018
Close of voting 5pm, Fri 9 Nov 2018

 

2018 Council Elections

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Coorong District Council

95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend SA 5260

PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260

Call: 1300 785 277

council@coorong.sa.gov.au

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