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Council Elections

Gault Ward Supplementary Election

A supplementary election will be held in the Gault Ward to fill an Elected Member vacancy following the resignation of Adrian Rosevear.

Nominations

Nominations will open from 28 September 2017 until 12noon Thursday 12 October 2017.

 To be eligible to nominate as a candidate, you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen or have held office as a member of a council at any time between 5 May 1997 and 1 January 2000

and as at roll close are

  • an elector for the Council area or
  • a designated person of a body corporate or group named on the Council’s voters roll or
  • a person or designated person of a body corporate or group whose name has been omitted from the roll in error.

If you wish to nominate and you meet the eligibility requirement, you can pick up a nominations kit from the City of Mitcham Civic Centre at 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park, during business hours or call 8372 8888.

The kit contains information about the nomination procedure, the requirements for a candidate’s profile and photograph and details about scrutiny and counting procedures. It also contains general information about being an elected member.

Following the close of nominations, hyperlinks to the candidates’ profiles will be available here so that you can find out more information about each candidate.

Intending Candidate Briefing Session

Anyone interested in nominating as a candidate is encouraged to attend the Candidate Briefing Session on:

Date:                   Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Time:                   6pm to 7pm
Venue:                 Council Chambers, City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park

The session is designed to inform intending candidates of the electoral process and the role and responsibility of an elected member. It also provides an opportunity for intending candidates to ask questions about the nomination procedure and any other issues requiring clarifications.

Meet the Candidates

If you would like to find out more about the Gault Ward candidates who have been nominated, you are invited to come along to a ‘Meet the Candidates’ evening on:

Date:                   Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Time:                   7pm to 9pm
Venue:                 Mayor’s Parlour, City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park

This is an opportunity for you to meet, listen to and ask questions of the candidates. For more information please call 8372 8888.

Make Your Vote Count

If you live or own property in Westbourne Park, Hawthorn, Colonel Light Gardens, Lower Mitcham and Clapham make sure your vote counts.

All voting in Local Government elections is by postal voting, coordinated by the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA). If you are registered on the Voters Roll you will receive your ballot papers between Tuesday 24 October 2017 and Monday 30 October 2017.

All ballot papers must be returned by close of voting 12noon, Monday 13 November 2017.

When completing your ballot papers make sure that:

  • You mark the ballot paper by placing a ‘1’ next to your preferred candidate or alternatively, place a number next to each candidate in order of preference
  • You complete and sign the declaration on the outside flap
  • The declaration flap is not detached from the envelope
  • You do not put anyone else’s ballot papers in your envelope. You may think you are saving money, but none of the votes will count

If you would like to know more about the candidates standing for the Gault Ward supplementary election:

  • Read the material that will accompany your voting papers in the postal voting pack
  • Talk to any candidate you may meet or follow the hyperlinks to their profiles
  • Approach individual candidates and/or look on social media to find out their position on matters important to you
  • Attend ‘Meet the Candidates’ evening

Election Results

The provisional declaration of the election result will occur after the close of voting and once the count has been completed. An unsuccessful candidate may request a recount within 72 hours after the provisional declaration. If a recount is not required, ECSA will confirm the provisional or final declaration shortly thereafter.

The name of the successful candidate will be published here once ECSA has confirmed the election results.

Key Dates

Opening of Nominations

Thursday 28 September 2017

Intending Candidates Briefing Session

6pm, Tuesday 3 October 2017
Council Chambers, Civic Centre

Close of Nominations

12noon, Thursday 12 October 2017

‘Meet the Candidates’ evening

7pm, Wednesday 25 October 2017  
Mayors Parlour, Civic Centre 

Dispatch of Ballot Material to Electors

Tuesday 24 October 2017 to
Monday 30 October 2017

Close of Voting (Polling Day)

12noon, Monday 13 November 2017

Latest Date for Public Notice Advising Election Results

Thursday 7 December 2017

Local Government Elections

Local Government elections are held every four years. The next election will be held in November 2018.

Local Government elections provide an opportunity to elect representatives who aspire, through the decisions they will be empowered to make on behalf of the community, to contribute to effective local government.

How to Enrol to Vote in Council Elections

If you are an owner or an occupier of a property in the City of Mitcham and you are currently not registered on the State Electoral Roll then you will need to fill out an application form and submit it to Council to be added to the Voters Roll for Council Elections. 

To register complete the correct application form which applies to you:

For further information visit Electoral Commission SA or call the City of Mitcham on 8372 8888.

Election Signs and Caretaker Policies

Candidates' Questions

All questions asked by candidates and prospective candidates, together with the answers provided by the Administration, are available here.

All material on this website is authorised by Matthew Pears, Chief Executive Officer, City of Mitcham, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062.

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