NSW Local Council Elections
Saturday 10 September 2016
An election will be held on Saturday 10 September 2016 to elect a popularly elected Mayor and 8 Councillors.
- 2016 Kempsey Shire election results
- 2016 NSW Local Government Elections - Frequently Asked Questions
Would you like to find out more about becoming a Councillor?
A range of information is available for people interested in standing for election to Council, including a candidate handbook, seminars for potential Councillors, and nomination forms.
|1 August 2016||Close of rolls (6:00pm)
|4 August 2016||Pre nominations briefing (6:00pm)|
|10 August 2016||Close of nominations (12:00 noon)
Ballot paper draws ( 3:00pm )
Registration of electoral material (how-to-vote) opens
|17 August 2016||Postal voting commences|
|17 August 2016||Post nominations candidate briefing (6:00pm)|
|29 August 2016||Pre-poll voting commences|
|2 September 2016||Registration of electoral material closes (5:00pm)|
|5 September 2016||Postal vote applications close (5:00pm)|
|9 September 2016||Pre-poll voting closes (6:00pm)|
|10 September 2016||Election Day (8:00am to 6:00pm)|
|12 September 2016||Return of postal votes closes (6:00pm)|
Enrol to vote
Claims for inclusion in the Roll of Non-Residential Owners of Rateable Land or the Roll of Occupiers and Rate Paying Lessees by using one of the two forms:
- Form LG.127I: Non-residential Roll Individual Application - “Claim for Inclusion in the Roll of Non-Residential Owners of Rateable Land or the Roll of Occupiers and Ratepaying Lessees” (PDF - 37 KB)
- Form LG127N: Non-Residential Roll Nominee Application - “Claim for Inclusion in the Roll of Non-Residential Owners of Rateable Land or the Roll of Occupiers and Ratepaying Lessees” (PDF - 40 KB)
Council has appointed Australian Election Company to conduct the 2016 Council election. All enquiries in relation to Council’s election should be directed to Australian Election Company by free call to 1800 224 420 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website may be visited at:
Returning Officer's office
The Returning Officer's office is located at shops 2 & 4, Centrepoint Arcade, 14 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW.
The office will be open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday from Monday 11 July.
PO Box 10, Kempsey NSW 2440
Office - 02 6566 3350
Mobile - 0475 456 606
02 8003 9813