Elections 2019 Timetable

Election day is on 12 October 2019.  Other important dates can be found in this timetable.

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2 March 2019 – 30 April 2019Ratepayer roll enrolment confirmation forms sent [Reg 16 LER]
2 March 2019 – 6 July 2019Preparation of ratepayer roll [Reg 10 LER]
May 2019National ratepayer roll qualifications and procedures campaign [Sec 39 LEA]
No later than 19 July 2019Public notice of election, calling for nominations, advising when roll open for inspection [Sec 42, 52, 53 LEA]
19 July 2019Nominations open/roll open for inspection 
[Sec 42 LEA]
16 August 2019Nominations close (12 noon)/ roll closes 
[Sec 5, 42, 55 LEA, Reg 21 LER]
21 August 2019 (approx)Public notice of candidate names [Sec 65 LEA]
20 September 2019ES letter sent to unpublished roll electors
20 September 2019 – 25 Sept 2019Delivery of voting documents [Reg 51 LER]
20 September 2019 – 12 October 2019Progressive roll scrutiny [Sec 83 LEA]
Special voting period
Early processing
By 12 noon, 11 October 2019Appointment of scrutineers [Sec 68 LEA]
12 October 2019Election day [Sec 10 LEA]
Voting closes 12 noon – counting commences [Sec 84 LEA]
Preliminary results available as soon as practicable after close of voting [Sec 85 LEA, Reg 80A LER]
After 12 noon, 12 October – 17 October 2019Official count [Sec 84 LEA]
17 October 2019 – 23 October 2019Declaration/public notice of results [Sec 86 LEA]
By mid December 2019Return of electoral expenses and donations form [Sec 112A LEA]

NOTES:

LEA = Local Electoral Act 2001; LER = Local Electoral Regulations 2001; ES = Enrolment Services, Electoral Commission