Council Elections - November 2014
|Thursday 2 October 2014||Public Notice of Nominations|
|Fri 10 October 2014||Elections Signs can be posted from this date|
|Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014||Mail out of voting material to electors|
|Wednesday 5 November 2014||Last day for issue/reissue of postal voting papers by post|
|5 pm, Friday 7 November 2014||Last day for personal issue/reissue of postal voting papers
Close of voting
|9 am, Saturday 8 November 2014||Commencement of scrutiny and count|
|Friday 14 November 2014 (likely)||Likely date for conclusion of elections|
Prepare to Vote
Elections are when you get a real say.
In between elections governments want your opinions but when you vote, it counts to make the decision.
Who will steer your community for the next four years? Who will represent your area to State and Federal governments? Who will make decisions about your library, your roads, public spaces, parks and sporting facilities? Who will determine how much rates are raised and how they are spent?
The answer is: the people who win your Council elections.
So who wants the job? A list of all Council candidates can be found here: www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections. More information will be available by the end of September here: www.lga.sa.gov.au/lgcandidates
So how do I vote?
Unlike State and Federal elections, the election comes to you via postal voting. You don’t have to go to a voting booth. Ballot papers will be posted to you along with a booklet about candidates. You vote with numbers – “1” for your first preference and where there is more than one position you vote “2” for you second preference and so on up to the number of vacancies to be filled or for all candidates.
You will receive papers in the last week of October. We suggest you vote immediately, place the papers in the special reply-paid envelope provided following instructions carefully and post it straight back. Envelopes must reach the Electoral Commission by 5pm on Friday 7 November.
Then electoral officers count all the votes and results will be published the following week on this website.
If you want to know more about the process, visit www.ecsa.sa.gov.au.
If you want to know more about Council Elections visit www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections
All questions asked by candidates and prospective candidates, together with the answers provided by the Administration, are available here.
All material on this website is authorised by Matthew Pears, Chief Executive Officer, City of Mitcham, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062.