Council Election

When will the next Local Government Elections be held?

Local Government Elections across NSW will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021.

For Liverpool City Council, there will be an election for the Mayor and 10 Councillors (five for North Ward and five for South Ward).

Who conducts/runs the election?

Liverpool City Council has entered into a contract with the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) to conduct the 2021 election of its Mayor and Councillors.

Key dates:

6pm Monday 2 August 2021

Close of Roll for the purposes of being a candidate, nominator and roll printing

Midday Wednesday 4 August 2021

Close of nominations and close of registration of candidates and groups

Monday 23 August 2021

Prepoll voting opens

8am – 6pm Saturday 4 September

Date of Election

Voting

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

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

Non-residential roll:

Non-resident owners, occupiers and rate paying-lessees can apply to be placed on the non-residential roll to be eligible to vote in the election.

Applications to be on the non-residential roll close on 26 July 2021.

Councillor Information Session

We will hold a Councillor Information Session for the upcoming 2021 local government elections.

This will help prospective candidates in our local communities understand the roles and expectations of being a councillor.

The session will be conducted by Local Government NSW. Dates and times are yet to be confirmed.

NSW Electoral Commission

The nomination process, the electoral laws that candidates must comply with and the ongoing obligations of councillors to make disclosures about electoral funding are administered by the NSW Electoral Commission. Non-compliance with or mistakes about these responsibilities may mean political participants miss out on running in an election and/or find themselves facing significant enforcement action, such as fines.

The NSWEC has written to Council strongly suggesting that candidates consult with the NSWEC to get a full understanding of the processes, their obligations in relation to nomination and other laws that apply to candidates.  Although the NSWEC cannot give legal advice about a person’s specific circumstances, they have requested that any such queries should be directed to their website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Candidates should also be encouraged to contact the NSWEC via email candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au or phone the Candidate Helpdesk 1300 022 011.

The NSWEC is also planning to run a series of candidate webinars in the coming months, which will also be recorded and loaded onto the NSWEC website, alongside other election-focused material.

Further information

www.elections.nsw.gov.au