Council elections are due to be held in 2022. Council elections give you the opportunity to vote for candidates who will represent your community. You can also nominate to stand for election as a Council Member.

How the elections work

Council Members are elected every four years.
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 council elections and how the voting system works, visit the SA Local Government Association Council Elections page.

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

Key Dates

Event  Date
Roll Close 5pm, Friday 29 July 2022
Nomination Open Tuesday 23 August 2022
Nominations Close 12 noon, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Dispatch of ballot material to electors    Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October 2022   
Close of voting (Polling Day) 5pm, Thursday 10 November 2022
Scrutiny and Count 9pm, Saturday 12 November 2022