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Nominating as a candidate for election


Most people who are on the council voters roll can stand for election.


Becoming a councillor is one of the most direct ways that you can influence decisions that affect the quality of life in your local area.


If you are interested in representing the people of your community on council, the Electoral Commission of SA and the LGA(SA) provide a range of resources to help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.  The updated resources will be available in  2018, however, you can find information from the 2014 elections here.


It is important to note that there may be changes to this information as a result of pending changes to the Local Government Act (1999) and the Local Government Elections Act (1999).  The 2014 information should be read for background information only.


The Local Government Assocaiton and Council will also run information seminars for candidates during July and August, 2018. Details will be available on this website.


Nomination process  


Nominations for the 2018 local government elections open Tuesday 4 September 2018 and close Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 12 noon.  During this time, you must complete and lodge a nomination form which is available from Council and other advertised locations.


You will also be asked to lodge a 150-word candidate profile and a ‘head shoulders’ photograph which will be published on a candidates’ website.


You should refer to the 2018 candidate resources for more information about the nomination process and requirements once they become available in 2018.