Voting in Council Elections

Votes must be received before 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.

Voting in Local Government Council elections is about voting for who decides about some key things that happen in your local community.

Voting in Council Elections is all conducted by Postal Ballot. A kit of information which contains ballot papers and how to vote instructions are distributed by post to all registered voters. If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018.

The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election. A profile of each candidate will be posted to you with your postal voting papers. You can also contact the candidates and talk to them about what they want for the area and why they want to be elected.

To find out more about each of the candidates and what they stand for go to the candidate website:

2018 Council Elections - LGA

Port Augusta City Council Elections - Ballot Order - Mayor & Elected Members(658 kb)

You can find more information about how to complete and return your vote to ensure it is valid on the Electoral Commission of South Australia (ECSA):

Didn't receive your ballot pack?

If you do not receive a postal ballot pack by Friday 26 October 2018, or make a mistake on your ballot form contact ECSA - telephone 1300 655 232 / (08) 7424 7400 to request the issue/re-issue of voting materials before the close of voting at 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.

How the Elections Work

All Local Government elections are conducted using the counting system known as proportional representation. In summary, a candidate is elected when a quota or predetermined proportion of the total number of formal ballot papers cast is obtained.

To obtain information on how this and other voting systems work visit the Electoral Commission of SA's website: