Council Elections

Council Elections

Participating in your local Council Election is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference to everyday life in your community.

The community elects their Council Members every four years. The next general elections will take place 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.


Key Dates

EVENTDATE
Roll Close 5pm, Friday 29 July 2022
Nominations Open Tuesday 23 August 2022
Nominations Close 12 Noon, Tuesday 6 September
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

Enrol to Vote

Participating in your local Council Election is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference to everyday life in your community, and voting in open to a wider range of people than State and Federal elections.

Event if you are not an Australian Citizen, and/or not on the State Electoral Roll, you can enrol to vote in a Council Election as long as you are over the age of 18 and have lived in the Council area for more than one month.

You can also vote in a Council Election if you own a rateable property in the area (regardless of whether you live in it) or represent a body corporate (business/organisation) or a group.

If you are on the State (House of Assesmbly) Electoral Roll (at an address within the District Council of Yankalilla Council Area) you will automatically receive a voting pack in late October 2022.

If you are not on the State Electoral Roll within the District Council of Yankalilla Council Area, you will need to apply for inclusion on the Council's Supplementary Roll before 5pm on Friday, 29 July 2022.

Supplementary Roll

Persons not on the State Electoral Roll wishing to vote in the Council Election must submit a written enrolment within a Council Election year, before 29 July 2022.

There are three different enrolment forms, one for each category (i.e. for a natural person, body corporate and a group.

Form 1 - Natural Person - an actual person who is a resident, sole owner or sole occupier (non-residential tenant) of a property in the District Council of Yankalilla.

Form 2 - Body Corporate - a business/company that is a resident, sole owner or sole occupier of a property in the District Council of Yankalilla.

Form 3 - Group - a group of natural persons and/or body corporates that own or occupy a property in the District Council of Yankalilla.

Supplementary Roll Forms can be submitted by post: Chief Executive Officer PO Box 9 Yankalilla SA 5203 or via email: council@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

To find out more about Council Elections and how the voting system works and to download enrolment forms, visit the SA Local Government Association Council Elections Page.

You should note that:

  • Any person completing a form must be aged 18 years or over to apply
  • Groups and body corporates must nominate a person to vote on their behalf
  • An elector can only vote once
  • You do not need to be an Australian Citizen to qualify for enrolment on the Council Supplementary Roll

Nominate for Council

You can make a difference to everyday life in your community by nominating for Council.

The next local government elections will be held in 2022. Refer to the Electoral Commission SA website for eligibility criteria.


Voting

All voting in Council Elections is done by post.

Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their completed ballot paper in the reply paid envelope provided.

Dispatch of ballot materials to electors for the 2022 Local Government Elections will take place between Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October 2022. Voting will close at 5pm on Thursday 10 November 2022.


Useful Information Sources

Local Government  Association of SA: Local Government Elections


Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA)