City of Mitcham - Gault Ward

Due to the resignation of a second member of the Council, a second supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy of Councillor for Gault Ward.


Event Date
Roll close 5pm, Friday 31 July 2020
Opening of nominations Thursday 27 August 2020
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 10 September  2020
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 22 September 2020 to Monday 28 September 2020
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 12 October 2020
Scrutiny and count 1:30pm, Tuesday 13 October 2020


Click to view a map of the Gault Ward

Ballot paper draw

The draw for ballot paper order for the City of Mitcham Gault Ward was live streamed at 4pm, Thursday 10 September 2020.

A recording of the ballot paper draw is available on ECSA’s YouTube channel.


At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 10 September 2020, a total of seven nominations were received and accepted for the supplementary election. In accordance with the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, a draw was held after the close of nominations to determine the order in which names of candidates would appear on the ballot paper and the result of the draw was as follows:

Profiles of each of these candidates are available by clicking their names above.

Daily returns

Mitcham Gault Oct 1

Mail out of voting material

Voting material will be mailed to electors between Tuesday 22 September 2020 and Monday 28 September 2020. To be counted, ballot papers must be completed and returned no later than 12 noon, Monday 12 October 2020.

Here are your options to make sure you get it back to us in time:

By post

If you choose to post it back please consider Australia Post delivery times. We recommend you post it immediately.

Drop it in the ballot box at Council

Rather than post it, you can drop your completed ballot envelope in the ballot box at the Council office at  131 Belair Road, Torrens Park during office hours from Tuesday 22 September 2020 to 12 noon, Monday 28 September 2020.

Scrutiny and count

The scrutiny and count will be held at the Electoral Commission SA 6/60 Light Square, Adelaide at 1:30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Election results

The scrutiny and count of ballot papers will be conducted as soon as practicable after 1:30pm, Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Provisional results will be announced following the conclusion of the count.


To appoint a scrutineer, you must complete the approved form, and hand it to the Deputy Returning Officer or Electoral Officer in charge of the proceedings at the scrutiny and count.

Note that:

  • a candidate may appoint one or more scrutineers, however only two may be present at the same time during the counting of votes
  • a candidate in an election for the council (including a candidate who has already been declared elected) is not eligible for appointment as a scrutineer.

LG14 Scrutineers Brochure (PDF 626 kB)
LG15 Scrutineer Authority Form (PDF 544 kB)
LG9 Legislative Framework relating to electoral material and illegal practices (PDF 250kb)


LG20 Candidate Handbook (PDF 1.8 MB)

Further information

If you require further information, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer on 7424 7400 or the City of Mitcham Council Liaison Officer on 8372 8888.

Information in other languages

Information about how to vote at council elections is available in 21 languages:





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If your language is not listed here, or if you would like more information, please call us through an interpreter. 

Phone the Translating and Interpreting Services on 131 450 and ask them to them contact Electoral Commission SA on 1300 655 232. This is a free service.

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