Council elections

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

Elections are held by postal vote using the ‘first past the post voting system’. This means the candidate with the highest number of votes wins.

The next local government ordinary elections were will be held on 16 October 2021. Key dates are as follows:

Enrolments close  27 August 2021  Public notice(PDF, 171KB)
Nominations open  2 September 2021  Public notice(PDF, 161KB)
Nominations close  9 September 2021 (4pm)   
Election day  16 October 2021  Public notice(PDF, 170KB)  


Ordinary Postal Election Notice of Results 2021(PDF, 150KB)

The results of the previous elections are available at