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Elections

The Local Government Election for Eurobodalla Shire Council will be conducted on Saturday 10 September 2016.

Eurobodalla Shire Council has eight elected councillors and a popularly elected Mayor.

Pre-poll information

The below table lists the three pre-poll venues:

Venue

Address

Accessibility

Opening Hours

Batemans Bay

Local Aboriginal Land Council Office

34D Orient Street, Batemans Bay NSW 2536

Fully Wheelchair Accessible

29 August 2016 - 8 September 2016
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 9 September: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 3 September: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday closed.

Eurobodalla Region Returning Officer's Office

39 Vulcan Street, Moruya NSW 2537

Fully Wheelchair Accessible

29 August 2016 - 8 September 2016
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Friday 9 September: 8:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 3 September: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday closed.

Narooma CWA Hall

96 Campbell Street, Narooma NSW 2546

Fully Wheelchair Accessible

Monday 5 September 2016 - Friday 9 September 2016

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Postal Voting information

Who can apply for a postal vote?

You can apply for a postal vote if you:

  • will be outside your ward or council area on election day;
  • will be more than 8km from a polling place in your ward or council area on election day;
  • will be travelling, which prevents you from attending a polling place on election day;
  • have a serious illness or condition that prevents you from attending a polling place on election day;
  • are approaching maternity;
  • have religious membership or beliefs that prevent you from attending a polling place on election day;
  • are residing in a correctional centre which prevents you from attending a polling place on election day;
  • are caring for a person outside of a hospital setting, which prevents you from attending a polling place on election day;
  • will be working on election day;
  • are a silent elector;
  • are a person with a disability;
  • believe that attending a polling place on election day will place the personal safety of you or members of your family at risk;
  • are an elector enrolled for City of Sydney Council.

How do I apply for a postal vote?

To apply for a postal vote you will need to:

  • provide your enrolment details (Non-residential electors will need their entitlement details)
  • confirm the address you want your ballot paper mailed to, and
  • declare you are eligible to apply for a postal vote.

To apply for a postal vote, click on the following link: https://opva.elections.nsw.gov.au/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

Local Government Elections (Caretaker Period provisions)

Leading up to an election, Council will enter a caretaker period.  During this time the Council cannot make any major policy decisions.  Applications must be made to the Minister for Local Government for an exemption in extraordinary circumstances should any decision need to be made.

To help facilitate continued operations during a caretaker period, the General Manager has prepared, the Local Government Elections (Caretaker Period) Procedure and it is within this context that Council will adhere to the provisions included in this procedure, which in summary contains the following:

  • Procedures intended to prevent Council from making inappropriate decisions or Councillors using resources inappropriately during the election period before a general election.

Inappropriate decisions and actions by Council during the election caretaker period are described as:

  • Decisions that would affect voting in an election.
  • The publishing or distribution of material during the election period that is intended or likely to affect voting in an election.

Council staff and Elected Officials must observe specific legislative and governance requirements during the period leading up to an election including the caretaker period.

The caretaker period commences on Friday 12 August 2016, until 6.00pm on Saturday 10 September 2016.

Non-residential roll

This role has now been finalised.

General election enquiries

For general enquiries concerning enrolment, voting options, location of polling places etc please call the NSW Electoral Commission: