Early voting options expanded for local government elections

09th Nov 2021

Voters are encouraged to check their voting options for the NSW Local Government elections with all voters now eligible to vote before election day and expanded eligibility for postal voting.
John Schmidt, NSW Electoral Commissioner said that in response to COVID-19 all voters are able to vote early in person, postal voting eligibility has been expanded and for voters meeting strict eligibility criteria, iVote, the Commission’s technology-assisted online and telephone voting platform will be available at local council elections for the first time.
Postal vote applications are now open and postal votes must be received by 6pm, December 17th.
Pre-poll voting will be available from November 22nd to December 3rd at Guyra Council Offices, the Armidale Town Hall and Armidale Region Returning Officer’s Office in 106-108 Jessie Street, Armidale.
On December 4th polling places will be located at Guyra Central School, Black Mountain Public School, Ebor Public School and Dangersleigh School of Arts Hall. In Armidale voters will be able to vote at Newling, Ben Venue, Armidale City Public and Drummond schools
All polling places will be run in line with COVID-safe election guidelines including physical distancing, mask wearing, single-use pens and queue management. Signage and staff will direct voters to check in and comply with NSW Health advice.
Voters are encouraged to visit elections.nsw.gov.au for the most up-to-date information and keep up to date with the latest NSW Health advice.