Parkside Ward Supplementary Election

Parkside Ward street map

Election results

The Parkside Ward Supplementary election has now been finalised and the final results declared.

Jennifer Bonham is declared elected as the new Councillor for Parkside Ward.

Votes were counted on Wednesday 9 September, and after the distribution of preferences, Jennifer obtained 440 votes.

Congratulations to Jennifer and thank you to all nominated candidates.  

Detailed results are available on the Electoral Commission SA website.

Key dates

Due to the resignation of a member of Council, a supplementary election was necessary to fill the vacancy for Councillor for Parkside Ward.

Key dates

2020 Councils Supplementary Elections Timetable for Parkside Ward

 Roll Close   5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020 
 Nominations Open   Thursday 23 July 2020 
 Nominations Close    12noon, Thursday 6 August 2020 
 Mail out of voting materials    Tuesday 18 August to Monday 24 August 2020 
 Close of voting   12 noon, Monday 7 September 2020


Enrolment to vote

Enrolment for the 2020 council supplementary elections for Parkside Ward closed on Tuesday 30 June 2020.

The voters’ roll for council elections consists of two components – the House of Assembly (State) roll, and the council supplementary roll.

If you are on the House of Assembly roll and reside within the Parkside Ward you will automatically receive a voting pack mailed to your registered address.


Nominations closed at 12noon on Thursday 6 August 2020. Council received and accepted six nominations for the Parkside Ward Supplementary Election.

In accordance with the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, ECSA staff conducted a draw to decide the order that candidate names will appear on the ballot paper. The result of the draw:






BONHAM, Jennifer.


Voting in the Parkside Ward Supplementary Election is done by post.
If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you would have received a voting pack in the mail. Voting packs were delivered between Tuesday 18 August and Monday 24 August 2020.

Voting closed 12 noon Monday 7 September 2020.

Election resources

ESCA resources

If you are interested in representing the City of Unley community, please review the guides listed on the ECSA website.

Parkside Ward map

View where Parkside Ward(PDF, 4MB) is located within the City of Unley. 

Related policies & guidelines

Code of Conduct for Council Members(PDF, 238KB)

Election Sign Guidelines(PDF, 449KB)

How a Supplementary Election works

Unlike State and Federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections and all voting is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their votes in a reply paid envelope.

To find out more about the supplementary election and how the voting system works, visit the Electoral Commission SA – City of Unley Parkside Ward page.

The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 - an act of the South Australian Parliament. 

Council Election information listed on this website is authorised by Peter Tsokas, CEO, 181 Unley Road, Unley SA 5061, email, phone 8372 5111.