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Council Elections

The next council election will be held in November 2022. There are two important ways you can participate: nominate for a position of Council member or vote for who you would like to represent you.

If you are interested in becoming a Council member, ensure you are enrolled to vote (details below) or click here to learn more about what it takes to be a Council member, nominations open on Tuesday 23 August 2022.

Close of electoral roll - 5pm, Friday 29 July 2022
Nominations open
- Tuesday 23 August 2022
Nominations close
- 12 noon, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Close of voting
- 5pm, Thursday 10 November 2022
Scrutiny and count
- 9am, Saturday 12 November 2022

Candidate information

The Local Government Association (LGA) website is a good source of information about becoming a Council member. Additional information is also available on the ECSA website.

Nomination kits for the 2022 Local Government elections will be available from ECSA two weeks before nominations open on Tuesday 23 August 2022.

Becoming a Council member allows you to influence local directions and create long term, positive outcomes within your community and for fellow residents.

If you consider yourself to be invested in the future of your community, are willing to learn and participate, and are prepared to contribute strategically to decision making processes that benefit your broader community, then you should explore what it takes to be a Council member.

A guide has been prepared to help you appreciate the role and responsibilities of a Council Member, understand the election process, and assist you in deciding whether to nominate. For more information click here.

Candidate briefing sessions

The Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA) will be holding candidate briefing sessions which are scheduled for the following dates:

Monday 8 August 5.30pm to 7pm, Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre, 175 Baines Road Morphett Vale

Tuesday 9 August 5.30pm to 7pm, ECSA Webinar

Monday 15 August, 5.30pm to 7pm, ECSA Webinar

Tuesday 16 August, 5.30pm to 7pm, Elizabeth TAFE lecture theatre, 2 Woodford Road Elizabeth

Thursday 18 August, 5.30pm to 7pm, ECSA Offices, level 6, 60 Light Square, Adelaide

Wednesday 24 August, 5.30pm to 7pm, ECSA Webinar

Bookings for candidate briefing sessions can be made online via the ECSA website. Click the link to register.

Nomination process

Nominations to enrol as a candidate for the 2022 Local Government Election open at 9am Tuesday 23 August 2022. Click here to find out more about the requirements to stand for election.

Nominations are encouraged from people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are represented.

More information in relation to the nomination process can be found on the ECSA website.

Nominations to enrol as a candidate for the 2022 Local Government election close at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

Voting

All voting in council elections is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their ballot papers in a reply paid envelope.

Click here to find out more about enrolling to vote or check your enrolment details.

A postal voting guide included in the package explains how to complete and return the ballot papers. Information is also available on the ECSA website.

Ballots must be received by the Returning Officer by midday on the date shown on the ballot materials.

For the 2022 Local Government elections voting closes at 5pm, Thursday 10 November 2022.

Authorised by John Harry, Chief Executive Officer, City of Salisbury, 34 Church Street, Salisbury