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In the heart of South Australia's

Murraylands and Riverland Regions

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Council Elections 2018

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Council Elections are conducted every four years, the next will occur in November 2018. 

The rules for local government elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, an act of the South Australian Parliament. To view the Act go to www.parliament.sa.gov.au

Voting is open to all eligible residents and ratepayers.  If you wish to vote you must enrol by 5pm Friday 10 August 2018.


Enrol to Vote

The Voters’ Roll for Council Elections consists of two components – the House of Assembly (State) Roll, and the Council Supplementary Roll.

House of Assembly Roll

If you are on the House of Assembly Roll you will automatically receive a voting pack for the Ward you are enrolled in.  However, if you have property in another ward you will need to enrol for that Ward.

If you have moved house, changed your name or are enrolling for the first time, you will need to complete an enrolment form, these are available at your local Post Office or on the Electoral Commission SA website.

Council Supplementary Roll

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, there is a requirement to purge the Council supplementary roll on 1 January of every election year, this means all landlords, business lessees and resident non-Australian citizens are removed from the council voters roll (with the exception of City of Adelaide) and must re-enrol to be able to vote.

If you have been removed from the roll under these provisions you must re-enrol before the roll close deadline on Friday 10 August 2018, otherwise you will not be able to vote in 2018 elections.

Residents and ratepayers not enrolled on the House of Assembly roll may be eligible to register on the Council Supplementary Roll if:

  • You have been resident at your current address for one month and are not on the State Electoral Roll
  • You are a sole owner/occupier of rateable property
  • You are NOT an Australian Citizen but you have been a resident at your current address for one month
  • You are a landlord for rateable property
  • You are an organisation/business owner or occupier of rateable property
  • You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property

To enrol to vote click and download the appropriate form (below) complete and return to the Mid Murray Council by email postbox@mid-murray.sa.gov.au, fax 8569 1931 or post to PO Box 28, MANNUM  SA  5238.

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Related Information Links

Check your enrolment on the House of Assembly Roll https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/enrolment/check-and-update-your-enrolment

Update enrolment on the House of Assembly Roll https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/enrolment/change-your-details 

Enrol on the House of Assembly Roll https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/enrolment/enrol-for-state-elections

For more information on enrolments for Council Elections https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections


Related Information Downloads

LGA 2018 Council Elections Brochure LGA 2018 Counci Elections Brochure(2334 kb)


Key Dates

Roll Close

5pm Friday 10 August 2018

Nominations Open

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Nominations Close

12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018

Mail Out of Voting Materials

Monday 22 - Friday 26 October 2018

Close of Voting

5pm Friday 9 November 2018

Scrutiny & Count

Saturday 10 November 2018







Nomination for a Position on Council

If you are eligible to vote in the Mid Murray Council elections, you may be eligible to stand for a position on Council.

Nominations for a position on Council open Tuesday 4 September and close 12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018.

More information will be provided in due course.


Voting in the 2018 Council Elections

Voting in Council elections is carried out by post.

If you are on the State (House of Assembly) Electoral Roll or have completed an enrolment to join the Supplementary Roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018.

Votes must be received before 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.




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