The elections will be for 9 Councillors representing the entire Shire. The Mayor will be elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council.
Voting on Election Day
It is planned that Polling places will be located at:
Voting before the election
If you are unable to attend a polling place on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote early via Pre-poll or Postal Vote.
You can vote before the Election Day at a pre poll voting office. Information about pre poll locations will be advertised in the lead up to the election.
Applications to make a postal vote can be made to the NSW Electoral Commissioner no later than 5.00pm on Monday 5 September 2016.
Who Can Vote?
Claims for inclusion in the Non-Residential Rolls
If you are an owner, rate-paying lessees or occupier of rateable land, which is not your primary residence, you or a nominee may be entitled to enrol on the Non-Residential Rolls for the election to be held on 10 September 2016.
The following forms can be lodged to claim inclusion on the Non-Residential Rolls. Both forms contain information relating to the eligibility criteria for a claim.
Non-Residential rolls lapse after each local government election and therefore it is necessary to reapply if you would like to be included on the roll for the September 2016 election. The application from must be completed and submitted to Council prior to 6pm on Monday 1 August 2016.
Claims may be sent by mail to PO Box 125, Grenfell NSW 2810, delivered by hand to Weddin Shire Council Chambers Corner of Camp and Weddin Streets Grenfell, emailed to or by facsimile to (02) 6343 1203.
Becoming a councillor
There are a number of steps to being a candidate at a local council election. These are explained in detail on the Electoral Commission NSW Website www.vote.nsw.gov.au
The Division of Local Government has a number of resources on it’s website www.olg.nsw.gov.au that can assist candidates in learning more about the roles and responsibilities of being a councillor.