All voting in council elections is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their completed ballot paper in the reply paid envelope provided.

Click here find out more about enrolling to vote or check your enrolment details.

Voting packs are distributed in the mail at least 2 weeks prior to the close of voting.

In addition to ballot papers, each pack includes information about the candidates standing for election. Information about each of the candidates is also available here.

Some councils offer ‘meet the candidate’ events. Contact your local council to find out whether such events are being held in your community.

Votes must be received by the Returning Officer no later than the day and time noted on the ballot materials.

A postal voting guide included in the package explains how to complete and return the ballot papers. Information is also available on the Electoral Commission of South Australia website.

Unlike State and Federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections. However, council elections are the biggest single voluntary civic participation activity in the state with nearly 400,000 people voting in the 2018 periodic council elections.

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