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Council Election

When will the next Local Government Elections be held?

Local Government Elections across NSW will be held on Saturday 4 December 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). Liverpool City Council Wards Map.

Thinking of nominating as a candidate for Liverpool City Council?  

If you’re considering nominating as a candidate for the 2021 NSW Local Government elections, you should read this notice.

It provides general guidance about the process of nominating, and candidates’ obligations and responsibilities.

Prospective candidates should seek their own independent legal advice if they are unsure whether they are eligible to run for public office in a local council or how the law applies to their specific circumstances.

Ward boundary

The ward boundary is shown in the map above.

Since the last election, a change was made to the ward boundary as shown below:

  • All of Rossmore is now in North Ward; and
  • The southern end of Austral (south of Fifteenth Avenue) is now in North Ward, so that all of Austral is now in North 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

25 October 2021

Close of electoral rolls (6pm)
Candidate nominations open

03 November 2021

Close of candidate nominations (12pm)

22 November 2021

Prepoll voting opens

04 December 2021

Election day (8pm-6pm)

Voting

All Liverpool City Council residents on the electoral roll will vote in the Local Government Election on 4 December 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 25 October 2021.

Candidate Information 

A series of online candidate information sessions will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) in the lead up to the 2021 NSW Local Government elections. The webinars will be held from April to August 2021

Each webinar will be recorded and placed on the NSWEC website for viewing. The NSWEC will not be conducting face to face candidate information sessions.

Please see the NSWEC webpage link below for further details for candidates including information about the webinars and how to register for the webinars.

https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Political-participants/Candidates-and-groups/Candidate-nominations-for-local-elections/Six-steps-to-being-a-candidate

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