District Council of Franklin Harbour

Supplementary elections

Supplementary elections may occur when a position becomes vacant within a Council. A vacancy can occur due to death, illness, resignation, or any other circumstances outlined in section 54(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 External link.

Due to the passing of a member of the Council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy for Area Councillor. For more information, visit the Council's website:

District Council of Franklin Harbour External link


Event Date 
Roll close 5.00pm on Friday 29 September 2017
Opening of nominations Thursday 26 October 2017
Nominations close 12 noon on Thursday 9 November 2017
Dispatch of ballot material to electors

Tuesday 21 November 2017 to Monday 27 November 2017

Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon Monday 11 December 2017


Nominations to be a candidate for election as a member of the District Council of Franklin Harbour will be received between Thursday 26 October 2017 and 12 noon on Thursday 9 November 2017. Candidates must submit a profile of not more than 150 words with their nomination form and may also provide a photograph, predominantly head and shoulders, taken within the previous 12 months.

Nomination kits are available from the Council office External link, 6 Main Street, Cowell.

A briefing session for intending candidates will be held at 5.00pm on Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Council Chambers, 6 Main Street, Cowell.