Strathfield Council Elections
Saturday 4 December 2021
The next Local Government elections will be held between 8am – 6pm on Saturday 4 December 2021. These elections will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission and voting is compulsory for all residents on the electoral role. Check your current details are up-to-date with the Australian Electoral Commission.
The next Local Government elections will be held between 8am – 6pm on Saturday 4 December 2021.
NSW Local Government Elections 4 December 2021
Key Dates (TBC)
|25 October 2021||· Close of electoral rolls (6pm)
· Candidate nominations open
|3 November 2021||· Close of candidate nominations (12pm)
· Registration of electoral materials commences
|5 November 2021||· Caretaker period commences|
|22 November 2021||· Pre-poll voting opens|
|26 November 2021||· Registration of electoral material closes (5pm)|
|27 November 2021||· Declared institution voting commences|
|29 November 2021||· Postal vote applications close (5pm)|
|3 December 2021||· Declared institution voting closes (6pm)
· Pre-poll voting closes (6pm)
|4 December 2021||· Election day (8am-6pm)|
|17 December 2021||· Return of postal votes closes (6pm)|
|21 – 23 December 2021||· Results declared progressively as counts are finalised by election manager|
|*Within three week from the declaration of polls
c. 23/12/21 – c. 14/1/22
|· Complete compulsory induction
· Oath of Office
· Holding of the first council meeting
*Contingent on the declaration of election results for all candidates and resolution of disputed returns (if any).
Further information (including key dates) for candidates and groups can be viewed here.
Are you considering Becoming a Councillor?
Strathfield Council is hosting candidate information sessions for potential candidates. The information sessions provide an overview of what is involved in being a councillor and election overview, election funding and disclosure, registration of candidates and code of conduct.
The sessions will be run on the following dates:
- Saturday 16 October from 2pm – 5pm – Registrations are essential. Please click here.
- Tuesday 19 October from 5.30pm – 8.30pm – Registrations are essential. Please click here.
Venue: Online (registrants will be emailed a link)
Potential candidates should familiarise themselves with Council’s Code of Conduct and Campaign Election Guidelines. It is also recommended to read the below Candidate Handbook.Candidate Handbook
For further information regarding Information for Candidates refer to Council’s website or please contact Cathryn Bush, Executive Manager Corporate Services, Administration on 02 9748 9999 or 0419 014 855
People who would like to work at the September local government elections can now submit an application through Electoral Commision’s expression of interest website.
Applicants can work on the day (Saturday 4th September) in a polling place, or for longer periods in a returning office or in one of our pre-poll voting centres. For additional information contact the Electoral Commission on 1300 135 736 or (+61 2) 9290 5999 or by email www.elections.nsw.gov.au
The NSW Government is committed to increasing female representation on our local councils at the local government elections on 4 December 2021. Currently women represent only 31 per cent of all councillors serving on our 128 local councils across the State.
Prospective female candidates are encouraged to attend local presentations hosted by the Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch (ALGWA NSW). Details of the upcoming forums are available. Please refer to the below resources:
For more information, please refer to the below resources:
People who do not live in the Strathfield area but pay rates on a property the area are entitled to register to be included on the Non-Residential Roll to vote at the upcoming local government election. Application forms for inclusion on the Non-Residential Roll are below and must be received by the CEO of Strathfield Council by 6.00pm (EST) Monday 25 October 2021.
- Non-residential Roll Individual Application
- Non-residential Roll Nominee Application
- Non-residential Rolls fact sheet
In order to qualify for enrolment on the non-residential roll as a non-resident owner, a person must be an owner or nominated by the owner or owners of rateable land in the area. Rateable land means land that is rateable to an ordinary rate or a special rate, or both.
Please visit the Electoral Commission website for further information regarding applying for inclusion on the Non-Residential Roll.
For further information on the upcoming election, please refer to the links below from the NSW Electoral Commission and Office of Local Government:-
- NSW Local Government Election 2021
- Information for Voters
- Key Dates
- Information for Candidates and Groups
- Disclosures and Political Donations
- Office of Local Government NSW
- Become a Councillor – Office of Local Government NSW
- Information for Candidates – Office of Local Government NSW
- Stand for your community – All you need to know about becoming a councillor (nsw.gov.au)
- NSW Electoral Commission – Six Steps to being a Candidate
- The Candidate Handbook has now been published by Electoral Commission.