Council Elections

Local Government Elections

Local Government elections are held every four years. The next election will be held in November 2022.

Council is not required to hold supplementary elections for vacancies that may occur after 1 January of a periodic election year.

Local Government elections provide an opportunity to elect representatives who aspire, through the decisions they will be empowered to make on behalf of the community, to contribute to effective Local Government.

Supplementary Election (August 2020) - Gault Ward

Ms Coralie Cheney has been provisionally elected as the new Councillor for the City of Mitcham Gault Ward.

Voting for this election was conducted by post, with a total of seven candidates competing for the vacancy. The ballot closed at 12 noon, Monday 12 October 2020.

The provisional results are:

  1. Coralie Cheney 720 votes
  2. Ashley Westbrook 664 votes
  3. Joanna Wells 518 votes
  4. Mark Griffin 334 votes
  5. Janet Scott 275 votes
  6. Jack King 135 votes
  7. Ali Trewartha 95 votes

Details of the results are available on the Electoral Commission SA website.

The successful candidate’s term is expected to commence 27 October 2020 (Swearing in Ceremony) and expire at the next election in November 2022.

For more information visit:

www.ecsa.sa.gov.au or call 1300 655 232.

www.lga.sa.gov.au or call 8224 2000.

or call our Customer Communications Team on 8372 8888.

Supplementary Election (June 2020) - Gault Ward

Mr Rod Moss has been elected as the new Councillor for the City of Mitcham Gault Ward.

Voting for this election was conducted by post, with a total of seven candidates competing for the vacancy. The ballot closed at 12 noon, Monday 10 August 2020.

The results are:

  1. Rod Moss 638 votes
  2. Joanna Wells 616 votes
  3. Ashley Westbrook 473 votes
  4. Coralie Cheney 332 votes
  5. Janet Scott 234 votes
  6. Mark Griffin 176 votes
  7. Zanis Kourakis 140 votes

Details of the results are available on the Electoral Commission SA website.

Election Signs Policy

The City of Mitcham Election Signs Policy allows for election signs to be erected four weeks prior to polling day.

This means for the Gault Ward Supplementary Election (June 2020), signs can be erected from 13 July 2020. For the Gault Ward Supplementary Election (August 2020), election signs can be erected from 14 September 2020.

Please click on the link below for further information about the legal size and placement of candidate sign(s).

Election Signs Policy

If you have a complaint in relation to the content of an Election sign(s), please contact ECSA direct using the links provided above.

If you have a complaint about the location of an Election sign(s), please contact the City of Mitcham on 8372 8888 in the first instance.