Local Government elections to be held this September

16th Mar 2021

Residents of the Armidale region are being reminded to save the date for the 2021 Local Government elections. On Saturday September 4, 2021, the community will be required to vote for eleven new Councillors to represent the region over a three year term. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will then be elected by Council.
Armidale Regional Council’s General Manager James Roncon is reminding everyone of the importance of taking part in the elections.
“Voting in the Local Government elections is compulsory for everyone living in the Armidale LGA,” said Mr Roncon. “This is an opportunity for everyone to take action and have their say on important issues facing our community.”
This year’s election will be held in conjunction with an important constitutional referendum to determine whether the number of Councillors should be reduced.
“Council will be asking for every voter’s say in whether there should be a reduction in the number of Councillors from eleven to nine in the future,” said Mr Roncon. “The result of this won’t take effect until 2024.”
Mr Roncon is also reminding those who are passionate about making positive change in our community to consider nominating as a Councillor.
“These elections are an opportunity to revitalise our region, and we are seeking a diverse range of dedicated and passionate residents to take action and represent our wonderful community,” said Mr Roncon.
Nominations for candidates commence on 26 July 2021 and close at 12 noon on 4 August 2021.
Postal voting applications commence on 27 July 2021 and close at 5.00pm on 30 August 2021. 
Pre-poll voting commences on 23 August 2021 and closes 3 September 2021.
For information on what is involved and how to nominate, visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au