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Enrol to vote

Voting in Council Elections

If you are correctly enrolled for state elections in South Australia, you are automatically included on the council voters roll and will receive ballot papers through the post.

If you need to check or update your enrolment you can choose one of the following options:

It's not just residents who can enrol for Local Government Elections. The broad categories for enrolment are:

  • Residents/Individuals
  • Resident/Business owner
  • Landlord
  • Body corporate
  • Group (joint owners/occupiers of a facility)

The voters’ roll for council elections has two components:

  • the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll, and
  • the council supplementary roll.
State electoral roll

If you are on the State electoral roll you will automatically receive a voting pack in the post.

Check if your residential and postal details are up to date on the State electoral roll.

If you have moved house or changed your name, you need to complete a new enrolment form, available at:

  • your local Post Office, or
  • at the Electoral Commission of South Australia office (located at Level 6/60 Light Square, Adelaide), or
  • by calling Electoral Commission of South Australia on 1300 655 232 to request a form be sent to you.

Council supplementary roll (accordion)

If you are not enrolled on the State electoral roll you may be eligible to register on the council supplementary roll if:

  • You have been resident at your current address for one month and are not on the State electoral roll
  • You are a sole owner/occupier of rateable property
  • You are not an Australian citizen but you have been a resident at your current address for one month
  • You are a landlord for rateable property
  • You are an organisation/business owner or occupier of rateable property
  • You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property.

For example: If you are not an Australian citizen, and not on the State electoral roll you can vote in a council election, as long as you are above 18 years of age and have lived in the council area for more than one month. You can also vote in a council election if you own a rateable property in the area, regardless of whether you live in it.

Another important difference is that businesses and bodies corporate can vote in council elections. In order to do so you must register on your council’s supplementary roll. See further details below.

Enrolling on your council’s supplementary roll

If you wish to enrol on the council supplementary roll to vote in a supplementary election you should download the information and enrolment form relevant to your particular circumstance and submit it to your council.

Form 1 - Application for enrolment on the Voters Roll - Natural person (Where owner or occupier is a natural person.)

Form 2 - Application for enrolment on the Voters Roll - Body corporate (A designated person is required to vote on behalf of the body corporate.)

Form 3 - Application for enrolment on the Voters Roll - Group owners (Property owned or occupied by more than one person and/or business/organisation. A designated person is required to vote on behalf of the Group.)

The Voters Roll closes 5pm Friday 29 July 2022.

If you enrolled on the council supplementary roll after January 1, 2022 you will automatically receive a voting pack.

However, you should be aware that the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, (with the exception of the City of Adelaide) purge the council supplementary roll on 1 January of every election year. This occurred on 1 January 2022.

All landlords, business lessees and resident non-Australian citizens are removed from the council supplementary roll and need to reapply to be enrolled in order to receive a voting pack for the November 2022 Local Government elections. Enrolment must be completed before 5 pm 29 July 2022 to be eligible to vote.

Authorised by Tony Harrison, PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046.