Participating in your local council election is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference to everyday life in your community.
Council is made up of 12 Elected Members, one of whom is the Mayor, and all are elected by eligible voters.
Elected Members can nominate in one of Council’s three wards – Kalkabury, Gum Flat or Innes/Pentonvale.
In accordance with the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, elections are held every four years, with the next election in November 2022.
Unlike State and Federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections and all voting is done by post.
Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their votes in a reply paid envelope.
|Roll close||5pm, Friday 29 July 2022|
|Nominations open||Tuesday 23 August 2022|
|Nominations close||12 noon, Tuesday 6 September 2022|
|Dispatch of ballot materials to electors||Friday 14 October to Thursday 20 October 2022|
|Close of voting||5pm, Thursday 10 November 2022|
|Scrutiny and count||9am, Saturday 12 November 2022|
Useful information sources
Local Government Association of SA: Local Government Elections
Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA)
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