Get involved and make a difference. Participating in your Council election is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference to everyday life in your community. Local democracy is an important feature of life in Australia, and Councils have a far greater influence on communities than most people appreciate.
Voting in Local Government Council elections is about voting for who decides some key issues that affect your local community. The people who are elected to the Council will help to decide what happens locally – now and into the future. By getting involved and voting in the Council elections you have the opportunity to have your say and choose who you want to represent you on Council, thereby influencing the future direction of the Yorke Peninsula Council area.
Voting in Council elections is done by post. If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018. The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in your Council ward.
Candidates as per ballot paper order, standing for election in Yorke Peninsula Council are:
Mayor: Vacancies (1)
BRAUND, Darren Terry
HOYLE, Scott Wayne
Councillor for Kalkabury Ward: Vacancies (4)
HEADON, Alan John
JOHNS, Roger Thomas
CARRUTHERS, Richard William
Councillor for Gum Flat Ward: Vacancies (3)
CLERKE, Trevor Noel
Councillor for Innes/Penton Vale Ward: Vacancies (4)
RICH, John David
GRAY, Kylie Leanne
SEARLE, Rex Eric
For your voting area check the Ward Map. Completed voting material can be returned via reply paid post. Alternatively, a ballot box will be located at each Council office for electors to personally deliver their completed voting material during office hours. Votes must be received before 5pm on Friday 9 November 2018.
The scrutiny and count of ballot papers will commence at 9am on Saturday 10 November 2018. The Electoral Commission SA will make available the progressive results during the count, which will be published on the Local Government Association website. The final results are published on the Local Government Association website, and in newspapers across South Australia.
Refer to the Electoral Commission SA website for further information on voting in Council elections.
For further information please contact one of our Electoral Officers on 8832 0000.