Council Election

Overview

As a resident, the Local Government Elections are an opportunity to have your say and elect a Council which represents you.

Here is what you, as a resident need to know.

2024 Council Elections

On Saturday 14 September 2024, the election of Mayor and 10 Councillors will take place in Liverpool. Council has appointed the Australian Election Company (AustElect) to conduct these elections. Voting at these Elections is compulsory.

At the 27 September 2023 ordinary council meeting, Council resolved:

That:

1. Council agrees to contract with the Australian Election Company to administer the elections of the Council.

2. Council agree pursuant to section 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 not to tender the contract to administer the elections of the Council as, due to the following circumstances, a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders:

  • Council resolved on 1 March 2023 to engage a private provider;
  • There is only one private provider that can deliver the service.

3. Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer or delegate to take all steps necessary to implement these resolutions.

4. Staff work with the Australian Election Company to negotiate any possible further savings.

We will update this page as more information is made available.


Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council elections are held on the second Saturday in September every four years.

The next Local Government election will be on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Council encourages everyone who can vote to make their vote count by participating in the elections.

How are Local Government Elections conducted?

Councils have options for conducting their elections:

  • The NSW Electoral Commission
  • An electoral services provider

Liverpool City Council determined on Wednesday 27 September 2023 that an electoral services provider will be conducting its elections in September 2024. The Council resolution is as follows that:

1.   Council agree to contract with the Australian Election Company to administer the elections of the Council.

2.    Council agree pursuant to section 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 not to tender the contract to administer the elections of the Council as, due to the following circumstances, a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders:

  • Council resolved on 1 March 2023 to engage a private provider;
  • There is only one private provider that can deliver the service.

3.   Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer or delegate to take all steps necessary to implement these resolutions.

4.   Staff work with the Australian Election Company to negotiate any possible further savings.

If you are not a resident, you may be entitled to vote in the Liverpool Council elections, if you own, occupy or lease property in the Liverpool LGA as a corporation, business or individual. You will have to be registered on Liverpool Council’s non-residential roll. A non-residential roll is only valid for the council election it is prepared for, so you must re-enrol for every election.

You can enrol on the non-residential roll, if you are:

  • an owner of rateable land in the Liverpool LGA; or
  • an occupier or rate-paying lessee of rateable land in the Liverpool LGA.

For more information on non-residential enrolment, visit the NSWEC website.

Registration for inclusion on the non-residential roll for the 2024 Council elections closes at 6.00pm on Monday 5 August 2024.

For more information on local government elections, visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.

We will update this page as more information is made available.

If you would like to work at the Liverpool City Council Election, please contact Richard Kidd from the Australian Electoral Company directly at (email) rkidd@austelect.com.

The Australian Electoral Company is responsible for managing all staffing at the Liverpool City Council Elections.

For further information visit: Australian Election Company (austelect.com)

Pre Poll Period take place from Saturday 7 September – Friday 13 September 2024

Election date is Saturday 14 September 2024

The Minister for Local Government has advised the intention to amend the Local Government regulations to reduce the period of pre-poll voting at the September 2024 NSW Local Government elections from 11 days to 6 days.

If you are interested to become a candidate for the 2024 Local Government Elections please visit: Becoming a candidate for the 2024 Local Government Elections - NSW Electoral Commission

Candidate webinars

A series of webinars for election participants will also be held in the lead-up to the elections, commencing this month.

The webinars will cover the following topics:

  • candidate information
  • election funding, disclosures and compliance
  • nominations
  • third-party campaigners
  • electoral material, compliance and voting
  • candidate workers and scrutineers
  • counting and results
  • post-election disclosure obligations.

Information about webinars will be published on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Candidate helpdesk

The NSW Electoral Commission provides a helpdesk for candidates to answer questions in relation to their candidature or election processes.  The helpdesk is particularly useful for those candidates in regional and rural areas where the Returning Officer's office may be some distance from where the candidate lives.

The Candidate helpdesk is operational Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and can be contacted by phone on 1300 022 011 or via email at candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au.

Voting at these elections is compulsory and fines apply if you fail to vote.

If you are a resident in the Liverpool LGA you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the NSW Electoral Commission.

If you are on the NSW electoral roll and would like to get an email or text message reminder whenever a local government or state election is coming up, register on the NSWEC website for the NSW Electoral Reminder Facility.

Council does not hold electoral information for local residents.

A Returning Officer will be available from Monday 8 July 2024.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council elections are held on the second Saturday in September every 4 years.

The next Local Government election will be on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Council encourages everyone who can vote to make their vote count by participating in the elections.

Councils have options for conducting their elections:

  • The NSW Electoral Commission
  • An electoral services provider

Liverpool City Council determined on 27 September 2023 that an electoral services provider will be conducting its elections in September 2024. The Council resolution is as follows that:

At the 27 September 2023 ordinary council meeting, Council resolved:

That:

1. Council agrees to contract with the Australian Election Company to administer the elections of the Council.

2. Council agree pursuant to section 55(3)(i) of the Local Government Act 1993 not to tender the contract to administer the elections of the Council as, due to the following circumstances, a satisfactory result would not be achieved by inviting tenders:

  • Council resolved on 1 March 2023 to engage a private provider;
  • There is only one private provider that can deliver the service.

3. Council authorise the Chief Executive Officer or delegate to take all steps necessary to implement these resolutions.

4. Staff work with the Australian Election Company to negotiate any possible further savings.

After each Local Government election, the Office of Local Government surveys all councils. A report provides information about the representation of the community on local councils. The report identifies:

  • Councillors and candidate demographics such as gender, age and experience
  • Election trends over time

Local Government Elections across NSW were held on Saturday 4 December 2021.

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


Who conducted the election?

The election of the Mayor and Councillors was conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC).

Results:

The result for Mayor was declared by the Returning Officer on 21 December 2021.

The result for North Ward Councillors was declared by the Returning Officer on 23 December 2021.

The result for South Ward Councillors was declared by the Returning Officer on 23 December 2021.

Further information

www.elections.nsw.gov.au