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 
Nominations open  2 September 2021 
Nominations close  9 September 2021 (4pm) 
Election day  16 October 2021 


The results of the previous elections are available at