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District Council of Franklin Harbour - Area Councillor

Due to the resignation of a member of council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy for Area Councillor. 

Timetable

Event Date
Roll close 5pm, Friday 29 November 2019
Opening of nominations Thursday 9 January 2020
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 23 January 2020
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 4 February 2020 to Monday 10 February 2020
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 24 February 2020
Scrutiny and Count As soon as practicable after 12 noon, Monday 24 February 2020

Close of roll

The voters roll for this supplementary election closed at 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019. It is now too late to enrol or update your details for this supplementary election.

If you are already on the state electoral roll (in your council area) and vote in state elections, you are automatically included on the council voters roll and will receive ballot papers through the post. You can check if you are on the state electoral roll online at the Australian Electoral Commission (external link).

If you do not appear on the roll and are an Australian citizen aged 18 or over you should enrol immediately online at the  Australian Electoral Commission (external link) so you can vote in future elections.

If you are an Australian citizen age 18 years or over and have lived at your address for more than one month you are required by law to keep your details on the electoral roll correct and up to date.

To learn more about who is eligible to vote in council elections visit our enrol for council elections page.

Nominating

Becoming a member of council is a great way to represent and help make a difference to your local community.

The nomination period for the vacancy of Area Councillor will open on Thursday 9 January 2020 and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 23 January 2020.

If you are interested in nominating, nomination kits will be available from the council office at 6 Main Street, Cowell.

A candidate briefing session will be held for intending candidates with a date to be confirmed closer to the event.

General information and resources about nominating for council is also available on our resources for council candidates webpage.


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