District Council of Franklin Harbour

Supplementary elections

Supplementary elections may occur when a position becomes vacant within a Council. A vacancy can occur due to death, illness, resignation, or any other circumstances outlined in section 54(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 External link.

Due to the passing of a member of the Council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy for Area Councillor. For more information, visit the Council's website:

District Council of Franklin Harbour External link


Event Date 
Roll close 5.00pm on Friday 29 September 2017
Opening of nominations Thursday 26 October 2017
Nominations close 12 noon on Thursday 9 November 2017
Dispatch of ballot material to electors

Tuesday 21 November 2017 to Monday 27 November 2017

Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon Monday 11 December 2017

Nominations received

At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 9 November 2017 the following people were accepted as candidates and are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot paper.

Area Councillor - 1 Vacancy

FRANKLIN, Sharran Lee
REHN, Terry

Postal Voting

The election will be conducted by post.  Ballot papers and pre-paid envelopes for each voting entitlement will be posted between Tuesday 21 November 2017 and Monday 27 November 2017 to every person, or designated person of a body corporate or group listed on the voters roll at roll close on Friday 29 September 2017.  Voting is voluntary.

A person who has not received voting material by Monday 27 November 2017 and believes they are entitled to vote should contact the Deputy Returning Officer on 08 8629 2231.

Completed voting material must be returned to reach the Deputy Returning Officer no later than 12 noon on Monday 11 December 2017.

A ballot box will be provided at the Council Office, 6 Main St, Cowell for electors wishing to hand deliver their completed voting material during office hours.

Vote Counting Location

The scrutiny and counting of votes will take place at the Council Chambers, 6 Main St, Cowell as soon as practicable after 12 noon on Monday 11 December 2017.  A provisional declaration will be made at the conclusion of the election count.

Campaign Donations Return

All candidates must forward a Campaign Donations Return to the Council Chief Executive Officer within 30 days after the conclusion of the election.