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Local Government Elections - 4 December 2021

2021 NSW Local Government Elections

Local Government elections across NSW, including Campbelltown City Council, will be held on Saturday 4 December 2021.

Voting is compulsory. Your vote helps determine who will represent you on the Council for a 3 year term until 2024.

Local residents and ratepayers will have the opportunity on 4 December 2021 to vote for candidates as elected representatives of Campbelltown City Council.

Please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website to stay up to date with the Local Government Elections.

Important dates

22 November - 3 December 2021 (9am-5pm) Pre-poll voting opens
Saturday 4 December 2021 (8am-6pm) Election Day

Voting

All Campbelltown City Council residents on the electoral roll will vote in the Local Government Election on 4 December 2021.

You can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission

Where do I vote?

The NSW Electoral Commission has created a tool to find out where you should vote based on your address.

Find where to vote

What do I do if I can't vote on election day?


Postal Vote - Applications for a postal vote open on 26 October

Information on eligibility and applications for a postal vote can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Postal vote applications can be made from 26 October 2021. Electors will be able to apply online, over the telephone or by completing a paper form available on the NSWEC website. Postal vote applications must be received by the NSWEC by 5pm, Monday, 29 November 2021.

Any candidate or political party intending to distribute postal vote applications to electors must use the form approved by the Electoral Commissioner, which is available on request by emailing pva@elections.nsw.gov.au. Refer to information provided in Bulletin 10 for more details.

Completed postal votes must be returned by 6pm on Friday, 17 December 2021.



Pre-Poll Early Voting

To mitigate the risks arising from COVID-19, some changes to voting options have been introduced for the 2021 Local Government elections only, allowing all electors to vote early in-person during the pre-poll voting period. Pre-poll voting will be available from Monday, 22 November to Friday, 3 December. During this time the pre-poll locations are open Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm. Please note pre-poll voting is closed on Sunday 28 November. Visit the NSWEC website for early voting information.

The pre-poll locations are:

  • Campbelltown Civic Hall, 91 Queen Street, Campbelltown
  • Ron Moore Community Centre Minto, 120 Guernsey Avenue, Minto
  • Greg Percival Community Centre, Ingleburn, Cnr Oxford Road and Cumberland Road, Ingleburn
  • Glen Alpine Community Hall, 139 Heritage Way, Glen Alpine


iVote

A recent legislation change means iVote will be made available for some electors at the council elections being run by the Electoral Commissioner. iVote is a system of the Electoral Commission that allows eligible electors to vote online or over the phone, with the assistance of a call centre operator.

Applications for iVote open from Monday, 22 November until 1pm on Saturday, 4 December 2021.

Voting is open from Monday, 22 November until 6pm on Saturday, 4 December 2021.

Eligible electors can apply and vote online via the NSWEC website or by calling the NSW Electoral Commission call centre on 1300 248 683.

Eligibility for iVote

The electors who will be eligible to use iVote at this election are those who:

  • are blind or have low vision,
  • are unable to vote without assistance or have difficulty voting at a polling place because of a disability or difficulties reading,
  • are a silent elector,
  • live more than 20 kilometres from a polling place,
  • will not be within the council area during election day, or
  • applied for a postal vote but did not receive their postal ballot papers before 5pm on 26 November 2021.

Campbelltown City Council Candidates

Find Campbelltown Candidates

Campbelltown City Council has a total of 15 councillors, the Council area is not divided into wards so all councillors represent all constituents in the LGA.

  • Councillors were elected in September 2016 for a 4 year term
  • Council elections were postponed from 2020 to September 2021 due to COVID-19
  • In July 2021, the election was again postponed to 4 December 2021 due to COVID-19
  • The Mayor is elected from amongst their peers for a term of 2 years
  • The Deputy Mayor may be elected for the same term as the Mayor or a shorter term, as determined by the Council.

Election Timeline

Details Date
Close of Election rolls and Non-residential Rolls (6pm) Monday 25 October 2021
Candidate nominations open Monday 25 October 2021
Postal vote applications open Tuesday 26 October 2021
Close of candidate nominations (12 noon) Wednesday 3 November 2021
Close of registration of candidates and groups (12 noon) Wednesday 3 November 2021
Registration of electoral materials open Wednesday 3 November 2021
Caretaker period commences Friday 5 November 2021
Pre-poll voting period opens Monday 22 November 2021
Registration of electoral materials close (5pm) Friday 26 November 2021
Postal vote applications close (5pm) Monday 29 November 2021
Close of pre-poll voting period (5pm) Friday 3 December 2021
Election day (voting from 8am-6pm) Saturday 4 December 2021
Return of postal votes close (6pm) Friday 17 December 2021
Anticipated date for results to be declared (progressively as counts are finalised by Election Manager) Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 December 2021
Extraordinary Council meeting - Mayoral Election (6:30pm) Tuesday 11 January 2022
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