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Council

Local Government Elections

The NSW Government postponed the September Local Government Elections to Saturday, 4 December. Please visit the NSW Electoral Commission’s website for more information and updates on any changes to the election arrangements.

Have your say on 4 December 2021 - elect your Council

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City of Parramatta 2021 Local Government Elections

The next Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021. Residents of the City of Parramatta area are required to enrol and vote. Voting is compulsory.

Local government elections December 4

Information for voters

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Voting is mandatory for residents of the City of Parramatta Local Government Area.

Residents must be enrolled to vote and/or update their details before 6pm, Monday 25 October 2021.

To check if your details are up to date, or change your details, please visit the NSW Electoral Commission's website: 
 

Check my enrolment / update my details


For all enquiries, please call 1300 135 736.

Which Ward am I in?

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Please ensure you are aware of which Ward you are a part of and will be voting within.
 

Find my ward

Non-Residential Roll Applications

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If you do not live in the Parramatta area, you may be able to vote in the City of Parramatta 2021 Local Government Elections if you own, occupy or lease property in the Parramatta Local Government Area.

If you wish to vote, you may register as an individual or be nominated by a company or a corporation.

Non-Residential Roll applications close 6pm, Monday 25 October 2021. Registration and voting for non-residents is not compulsory.

How to submit your application

Completed application forms should be sent to City of Parramatta Council via email: council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or by post: PO Box 32 Parramatta NSW 2124 by 6pm on Monday 25 October 2021.

For further information on the non-residential roll, please email council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

Downloads:

Non-residential individual voting application form

Non-residential company / joint owner application

Non-residential roll fact sheet

 

Information for Candidates

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Thinking of becoming a Councillor? Nominations open Monday, 25 October 2021 and close 12noon Wednesday, 3 November 2021. Resources are available:

Information for Candidates and Groups

Candidate Handbook

City of Parramatta Councillor Candidate Information Booklet

Office of Local Government Guides

For further information on running as a candidate in the upcoming elections, please contact the NSW Electoral Commission on 1300 135 736 or email candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au.

Want to work at the elections?

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Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy by helping people to have their say.

There are positions available during the election period and on election day itself.

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in December.

For more information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, please visit NSW Electoral Commission website.

Timeline

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Close of Election Rolls and Non-residential Rolls (6pm)

25 October, 2021

Candidate nominations open

25 October, 2021

Close of candidate nominations (12 noon)

3 November, 2021

Close of registration of candidates and groups (12 noon)

4 November, 2021

Registration of electoral materials open (12 noon)

3 November, 2021

Caretaker period commences

5 November, 2021

Pre-poll voting period opens*

22 November, 2021

Registration of electoral materials close (5pm)

26 November, 2021

Postal vote applications close (5pm)

29 November, 2021

Pre-poll voting period closes (6pm)

3 December, 2021

Election day (voting from 8am-6pm)*

4 December, 2021

Return of postal votes close (6pm)

17 December, 2021

Anticipated date for results to be declared (progressively as counts are finalised by Election Manager)

21 - 23 December, 2021

* Further details of pre-poll voting and polling locations will be released closer to Election Day.

Need more information?

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For more information about the Elections, please contact the NSW Electoral Commission at NSW Electoral Commission Website