Voting is compulsory at all NSW local government elections except for council polls.
At the election, you will be asked to vote on which candidates should become a Councillor for the next term of Council (2021 - 2024).
The election will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Information on how elections work and understanding your responsibilities as a voter is available on the NSW Electoral Commissions website.
Further information about elections, bulletins and key dates can be viewed on the 2021 NSW Local government elections webpage or by phone on 1300 135 736.
A returning officer will be appointed to oversee the election process and once appointed the City of Newcastle will advise of their office location and contact details.
Check if you can vote
If you are a resident in the City of Newcastle local government area you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission.
Please note that the City of Newcastle does not hold electoral information for local residents.
Voting as a Non-Resident in a Ward or Council Area
You are eligible to vote as a non-resident in a ward or council area if you are:
- an owner of rateable land in the ward or council area
- an occupier or rate-paying lessee of rateable land in the ward or council area.