Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Executive Board elections 2020


Every three years the Electoral Commission of South Australia conducts elections for the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Executive Board.

The next elections are scheduled for 2020, with Polling Day to take place on Wednesday 5 August 2020. 

There are seven electorates within the APY Lands.  A male and a female are elected to represent each electorate on the APY Executive Board. 

To vote in the APY Executive Board elections you must be Aṉangu, be 18 years of age or over, and be enrolled (registered to vote) in one of the seven APY electorates. 

It is not compulsory to vote in the APY Executive Board elections, but all eligible Aṉangu are encouraged to vote or to think about nominating for a position on the Board.  The Board makes many important decisions about your Lands, including roads, buildings, mining, and pastoral business. Voting and nominating helps to keep your community strong. 

This webpage has information about election dates, electorates, registering to vote, and how to nominate as a candidate. This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available. 


Event Date
Roll close Thursday 30 April 2020
Opening of nominations Wednesday 13 May 2020
Nominations close Wednesday 20 May 2020
Declaration of nominations Wednesday 15 July 2020
Close of voting (Polling Day) Wednesday 5 August 2020

How to enrol

To vote you must be enrolled (registered to vote) at the place you live in the APY Lands by 30 April 2020.

The easiest way to enrol or update your enrolment is online:

You can also call us on 1300 655 232 (free call) and we will send you a paper enrolment form.

How to nominate

Nominating gives you a chance to be a leader of your community. 

Nominations open on 13 May 2020 and close on 20 May 2020. 

To nominate you must:

  • Be Aṉangu
  • Have your name on the electoral roll within your electorate and live in your electorate
  • Be at least 18 years of age on polling day 
  • Be a person of good character. You will have to complete a police check and you cannot have been found guilty of a serious offence in the past 10 years. 

If you believe you are eligible and want to nominate, you will need to complete a nomination form and a national police check application form before 4pm on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

More information about nominating will be available on this webpage in April 2020.

How to vote

We will announce eligible candidates on 15 July 2020. If more than one man or one woman nominates for an electorate then we will organise an election for that electorate, and we will let you know where and how to vote. If elections are required they will be held on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

To vote in the APY Executive Board elections you must be:

  • Aṉangu
  • 18 years of age or over
  • Enrolled in one of the APY Lands electorates.

Electorate maps

There are seven electorates in the APY Lands:

More information

For more information about the elections you can call us on 1300 655 232 (free call) or email us using the contact request form.

For more information about the APY Executive Board, visit the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara website.

The legislation governing the APY Executive Board and elections is the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981.

Our website also has past APY Executive Board election results.

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