Local Council Elections
NSW Local Council elections have been rescheduled and will now be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021, 8am to 6pm, across NSW.
The Hawkesbury City Council election will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Information and Frequently Asked Questions about the election can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission website elections.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1300 135 736.
Voting is compulsory so it is time to check your enrolment details are up to date.
Local election work opportunities
Expressions of interest are now open to work at the Local Government elections in December. Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy, by helping people to have their say.
There are positions available during the election period and on election day itself. To register your interest click here.
More information, including position descriptions, pay rates can be found here.
Checking the electoral roll
You can check or update your residential enrolment at check.aec.gov.au or by calling the AEC on 13 23 26.
You can also visit elections.nsw.gov.au to check your current enrolment details and to receive an election reminder service. You must enter your details exactly as they appear on the electoral roll.
You are eligible to vote as a non-resident in the 2021 Hawkesbury Local Government Election if you are:
- An owner of rateable land in the Hawkesbury, or
- An occupier or rate-paying lessee of rateable land in the Hawkesbury.
You must be eligible to vote at Federal or State elections, and your eligibility must be based on land within the Hawkesbury Local Government Area and that land must not only be in use as a car park.
To be included on the Non-Residential Roll, you must be:
- The sole owner of rateable land in the Hawkesbury area, or
- Nominated as the elector by the joint or several owners of the rateable land, or
- Nominated as the elector by the corporation or trustees who own the rateable land, or
- The lessee of the land from the Crown and the land is rateable Crown land.
To be included on the Roll of Occupiers and Rate-Paying Lessees, you must be:
- The sole occupier or ratepaying lessee of rateable land in the Hawkesbury area, or
- Nominated as the elector by the joint or several occupiers or ratepaying lessees of the rateable land, or
- Nominated as the elector by the corporation or trustees who occupy or are the ratepaying lessee of the rateable land,
and have the legal right to occupy then land, or be responsible for paying all or part of the rates on the land for three years following the date you apply to be on the roll.
Claims for inclusion on the roll of non-resident owners of rateable land or the roll of occupiers and ratepaying lessees can be made using one of two prescribed forms set out below:
- Nomination Claim for Corporations/Groups of Owners Form (pdf - 106KB)
- Individual Claim Form (pdf - 89KB)
These forms are not able to be lodged through Council’s website. It is suggested that you submit your completed forms to Council’s offices, or through Council’s email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission details are provided in the forms.
Please note that these forms need to be signed and witnessed.
Completed forms must be returned to Hawkesbury City Council prior to 6pm on Monday, 26 July 2021.
Viewing the roll
The General Manager will make the latest copy of the non-residential roll available for public inspection during office hours at Hawkesbury City Council, once it has been prepared. Contact Council if you have questions or concerns about your non-residential enrolment.
Further information on Non-Residential Rolls can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
Nominating to stand for Councillor
If you are considering standing for Councillor to serve your community, you need to know your obligations. Visit elections.nsw.gov.au on what you need to do to become a candidate and key dates about the election. All candidates must be enrolled in the local electorate in order to be eligible.
Candidate information webinars
The NSWEC will not conduct face to face candidate information sessions. 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. For more details click here.
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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