Due to the removal of a member of the Council, a supplementary election is necessary to fill the vacancy of Councillor for Hillcott Ward.

Timetable

EventDate
Roll close 5 pm, Thursday 30 September 2021
Opening of nominations Thursday 28 October 2021
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 11 November 2021
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 23 November 2021 to Monday 29 November 2021
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 13 December 2021
Scrutiny and count TBA

Close of roll

The voters roll for this supplementary election closes at 5pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.

You can check if you are on the state electoral roll online on the Australian Electoral Commission's website (external link). If you do not appear on the roll and are an Australian citizen aged 18 or over you should enrol immediately via the Australian Electoral Commission website (external link).

If you are not eligible to enrol on the state electoral roll you may still be entitled to enrol to vote if you own or occupy a property or are a resident non-Australian citizen. Contact the Council to find out how on 8397 7444 or visit the City of Tea Tree Gully (external link).

Nominating

Becoming a member of council is a great way to represent and help make a difference to your local community.

The nomination period for the vacancy of Councillor for Hillcott Ward will open on Thursday 28 October 2021 and will close at 12 noon on Thursday 11 November 2021.

If you are interested in nominating, nomination kits will be available from the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre, 571 Montague Rd, Modbury.

Candidate handbook
Candidates have a range of important responsibilities and obligations under the law. All intending candidates are strongly encouraged to read the LG20 Candidate Handbook (PDF 1.97 MB) and the LG13 Requirments for profile and photograph brochure (PDF 3.26 MB).

Candidate briefing session
A candidate briefing session will be held for intending candidates at 6.30 pm, Monday 1 November City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre, 571 Montague Rd, Modbury.

A general pre-recorded video produced by the Electoral Commission is available on our YouTube page (external link). This video is designed to help guide candidates through the nomination process and understand their legal obligations.

Make a difference guide
For information about the role of local government and councillors and tips on campaigning, see the Local Government Association of South Australia’s guide Make a difference Nominate for Council (PDF 17.4 MB).