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2021 Local Government elections

The 2021 Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021.There will be pre-polling venues in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area. For locations and updates closer to the election date, visit Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and Facebook www.facebook.com/hawkesburycitycouncil COVID safety and social distancing will apply in all election booths.

Candidates nominating for the 2021 Local Government elections

An online nomination system has been developed by the NSW Electoral Commission (similar to the system used in the 2019 State election). The system will allow candidates to submit nominations and pay their required deposit online. We would naturally encourage candidates to use this system.

Candidates who would rather nominate using the traditional nomination form can do so and submit their completed nomination form and deposit to the returning officer before nominations close.

Candidate information webinars

A series of online candidate information sessions will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) in the lead up to the 2021 NSW Local Government elections. The webinars will be held from 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.

The first three webinars will be conducted at:

11am on Tuesday, 27 April – Candidate information

6pm on Thursday, 29 April – Candidate information (repeated)

6pm on Tuesday, 11 May - Election funding and disclosure.

Please use the following link to register your attendance www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Political-participants/Candidates-and-groups/Candidate-nominations-for-local-elections/Six-steps-to-being-a-candidate#webinars

Each webinar will be recorded and placed on the NSWEC website for viewing at a later date if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time. The NSWEC will not be conducting face to face candidate information sessions.

Finding the results of the election and past elections

When all the votes have been counted, the returning officer declares the poll, which is an official announcement of the election result. The results will be published on the NSW Electoral Commission website www.elections.nsw.gov.au and in the media and displayed at each council chamber.

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