Voting In NSW Local Government Elections

MidCoast Council

Non-resident MidCoast ratepayers can vote in the upcoming NSW Local Government elections, while voting is compulsory for all residents aged over 18.

Local Government elections will be held on Saturday 14 September.

The non-residential roll allows people who are non-resident owners, occupiers and rate-paying lessees of rateable land within the MidCoast Council area to have a say in who is elected to Council.

Non-residents who wish to vote in the September elections must register by 6pm, 5 August 2024. Forms are available on Council’s website at www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/election

If your ratepaying neighbour, friend or relative lives outside the MidCoast LGA, let them know they can vote for their preferred MidCoast Councillors.

Voting in the Local Government elections is compulsory for everyone living in the MidCoast. Anyone who has recently moved to the area is encouraged to make sure their details on the electoral roll are up to date.

The upcoming election will allow voters to choose the 11 Councillors who will make decisions for the MidCoast area over the next four years.

Anyone who would like to campaign in the community to become a Councillor is invited to attend a local information session. There will be two information sessions held at the MidCoast Council Customer Service and Administration Centre, Yalawanyi Ganya, 2 Biripi Way, Taree.

The first one is on Monday 15 July at 3:30pm, and the second will be held straight after the Council meeting on Wednesday 24 July at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided. These sessions will help potential candidates find out what it’s like to be a MidCoast Councillor; however, they won’t provide information on campaigning.

The NSW Electoral Commission provides everything you need to know about campaigning in the 2024 NSW Local Government elections, including a number of webinars located at https://elections.nsw.gov.au/elections/local-government-elections/2024-nsw-local-government-elections/becoming-a-candidate-for-the-2024-local-government-elections

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