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ELECTION 2021

The NSW Local Government elections on Saturday 4 September 2021 have been postponed to Saturday 4 December 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation in NSW.

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council’s election will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission and voting will be held on Saturday 4 December.

Local Government elections in New South Wales are usually held every four years. However, the elections planned for 2020 were postponed for 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Government Election Voting Information

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council elections are administered by the NSW Electoral Commission.

>Check your enrolment

>Enrol to vote

>Change name or address

>Voting options

>Non-residential roll

>Electoral Commission NSW

What happens if I don’t vote?

Voting is compulsory for Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council residents.

If you do not vote and you don’t have a valid reason, you will be fined $55 by the NSW Electoral Commission. Apparent failure to vote notices are distributed within three months of an election event.

Council does not issue the fines and more information about penalties for not voting is available at NSW Electoral Commission.

Office of Local Government Resources

The Office of Local Government has a number of guides for those thinking of becoming Councillors.

>Interested in becoming a Councillor?

>Information for Candidates

>Promoting Diversity in Local Government

>Women in Local Government

Work for NSW Electoral Commission

Expression of interest are now open to work at the elections in December 2021. More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and how to apply is avalible below.

>Work at Elections

Watch this space

This page will be updated with any information regarding the election.