Local Government By-Election

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The NSW Electoral Commission, on behalf of Wollondilly Shire Council, will be holding a by-election on Saturday 28 October. The by-election is to fill a vacancy in the East Ward, following the resignation of former Councillor, Ray Law.

Election information regarding Non-Residential Rolls; Pre-Poll Venues and Information for Candidates will be updated on Council's website as soon as it is available. All other by-election advice will be posted on the NSW Electoral Commission website www.elections.nsw.gov.au.

In the meantime if you want to find out if you will have to vote check out the NSW Electoral Commission website "am I enrolled to vote" or visit the Ward Boundaries section of our website, which will help you to locate where you live and in which Ward you belong.

In accordance with the Local Government Act, a by-election must be held within 3 months of the vacancy being created. However, the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Minister for Local Government, has granted an extension to the NSW Electoral Commission and has issued a Government Gazette to set the by-election date for Saturday 28 October. 

Voting is compulsory for all people on the electoral role in the East Ward of Wollondilly Shire and fines apply for not voting.

Information for Candidates

For residents that are interested in becoming a candidate Council is hosting a Candidate Information Seminar on September 14. If you would like more information on this seminar, or access documents that may assist you with your campaign, visit the Information for Candidates page.

Pre-Poll Venues and Non-residential Rolls

For information on Pre-Poll Venues please go to the NSW Electoral Commission on www.elections.nsw.gov.au.  Information about Non-residential Rolls can be found on the Non-residential Rolls page