Non-resident ratepayers voting info

Information regarding registration for non-resident ratepayers

If you live elsewhere, but own or lease land in Eurobodalla, you are eligible to vote in the Eurobodalla council elections – now postponed to September 2021. Non-resident ratepayers have one vote per household.

STEP 1
Make sure you are on the electoral roll.
There is only one electoral roll which is used for Federal, State and Local Government elections. To enrol or check whether you are enrolled go to:
https://aec.gov.au/enrol/ or https://check.aec.gov.au/

STEP 2
Register your intention to vote with the Council.
Contact the Eurobodalla Shire Council offices to have your name placed on the non-residential ratepayer roll.
Phone 02 4474 1000 or email council@esc.nsw.gov.au or check Council’s website for a copy of the registration form.
Registration will likely open in May-June 2021 and closes in early August 2021.

STEP 3
Apply to NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) for a postal vote.
Non-resident ratepayers can’t submit an absentee vote; they either vote in the Eurobodalla on election day or submit a postal vote.
Key dates will be provided once the 2021 election date has been set.
https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Voters/Other-voting-options/Postal-voting

STEP 4
VOTE.
If you have applied for a postal vote, the NSWEC will issue you with ballot papers once candidate nominations in August 2021.
You need to fill in the ballot papers and get them to the NSWEC.

Voting is not hard, but it is important if you want to have a say about where your Council rates are spent and how the shire is managed.

Key dates for 2020 (now 2021) Local Government Elections

The NSW Electoral Commissioner is publishing Bulletins to share information about the elections and provide political participants with key information.