Local Government Election

A Local Government Election will be held in Maitland on Saturday 9 September 2017.

The Australian Election Company will be assisting in the management and conduct of the election for Maitland City Council.

Preliminary details can be found on the Australian Election Company website.

Non-residential Roll

As required by the Local Government Act 1993, each council's general manager prepares and certifies the non-residential rolls. For elections administered by the NSWEC, following the preparation and certification of the general manager's lists for the non-residential rolls, the Electoral Commissioner must confirm that those on the lists are able to be enrolled on the non-residential roll. For those elections administered by the general manager, the general manager takes the confirming role of the Electoral Commissioner.

Claims for inclusion on the non-residential roll must be made using the application forms listed below, and returned to Maitland City Council by 6.00pm on Monday 31 July 2017.

Non-resident elector responsibility

Non-residential rolls lapse after each Local Government election. Enquiries regarding entitlement to be on the non-residential roll should be directed to the relevant council. Further details are available from the Local Government Act 1993 Section 299.

Claimants have responsibility for assessing their own eligibility to make a claim for inclusion in the non-residential rolls for any council/ward. If unsure it is suggested that independent advice is sought prior to lodging a claim. Requirements for making a claim for inclusion in the non-residential rolls include that the claim be signed by the claimant in the presence of an eligible witness.