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Council Elections

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

Enrol for the Local Government Elections 2018   Voting in Council elections is open to a broader range of people than State and Federal elections, including non-Australian citizens, non-resident landlords and businesses. 
Enrolments closed at 5pm on 10 August 2018.
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Make a difference to everyday life in your community - nominate for Council between 4 September and 18 September 2018 (12 noon).
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Vote - web image   Make a difference to everyday life in your community - return your postal vote between late October and 5pm on 9 November 2018. 
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Key Dates - 2018 Local Government Elections

Electoral Roll Close

5pm Friday 10 August 2018

Nominations Open

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Nominations Close

12.00pm Tuesday 18 September 2018

Caretaker Period

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Mail-out of Voting Material

Monday 22 to Friday 26 October 2018

Close of Voting

5pm Friday 9 November 2018

Who can vote?

Eligibility to vote in council elections is broader than in State and Federal elections.  The following people over the age of 18 are eligible to vote:

  • Residents (for at least one month)
  • Sole owners/occupiers of a rateable property
  • Not Australian citizens but are residents (for at least one month)
  • Landlords of rateable properties
  • Business owner (individual or group) or occupier of rateable property.

For further information call Council on 8269 5355, or the State Electoral Office on 1300 655 232.

Authorised by Cate Hart, CEO City of Prospect, 126 Prospect Road, Prospect 5082.

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