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Local Government Elections

Council operates under a 4 x 2 Electoral Cycle which simply means Councillors are elected for 4 year terms and elections are held every two years - where half the Council will be up for election.

Council elections are now conducted on the First Past the Post System, whereby the person with the most votes is elected - no preferences are required. Council elections are held on the third Saturday in October every second year. The next ordinary Council election will be held 21 October 2017.

This Year, due to Councillor resignations, there are eight (8) Councillor vacancies:

Six (6) x 4 year terms and two (2) x 2 year terms.

Click here for a PDF version of the Local Government Election Profiles