Every four years at the NSW Local Government Elections, we vote for who we'd like to represent us on Council – our councillors. Councillors form the governing body of a council in the same way that a Board of Directors is the governing body of a corporation. As your elected representatives, councillors work together to provide governance for Narrandera Shire Council, and represent your needs in order to benefit the entire community.
Electoral rolls close on Monday 25 October at 6pm.
iVote for the LG elections
The NSW Electoral Commission has been collaborating with NSW Health to identify and implement COVID-safe measures for the elections.
iVote is a form of technology assisted voting for eligible electors, where you may cast your vote online or via telephone.
For more information on iVote, please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website: www.elections.nsw.gov.au/FAQs/iVote
Thinking About Becoming a Councillor?
If you are passionate about what happens in your community and you are thinking about becoming a Councillor now is the time to start your preparation.
The Nomination Process
The NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) provides an outline on the nomination process for Local Government elections as well as the necessary forms and fact sheets. Candidates and groups are required to register for the election with the NSWEC and appoint a person as their official agent before accepting political donations or incurring electoral expenditure. Registration and agent appointment forms are available on:
The NSWEC is responsible for regulating the political donations and election campaign expenditure of parties, groups, candidates and others. There are strict legal requirements that all parties, groups and candidates must follow when dealing with their election campaign finances. Parties, groups and candidates wishing to seek further information about candidate and group registration, appointment of an official agent or election campaign finances are advised to contact the NSWEC.
Other Important Links:
- Local Government Act
- Become a Councillor - Office of Local Government NSW
- Stand for your community - All you need to know about becoming a councillor (nsw.gov.au)
- Councillor Handbook - Office of Local Government NSW
- Model Code of Conduct and Procedures 2020
- Model Code of Meeting Practice for Local Councils in NSW
- Women in Local Government – Stand for Your Community - Office of Local Government NSW
- OLG Election Of Women Key Dates
Candidate Information Webinars
A series of online candidate information sessions will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) in the lead up to the 2021 NSW Local Government elections. The webinars will be held from April to August 2021 and will cover election overview, election funding and disclosure, registration of candidates, groups, and third-party campaigners, electoral material (also known as how-to-vote material), nomination process, early voting and election day voting. candidate workers and scrutineers and counting and results.
To register your attendance visit elections.nsw.gov.au. Each webinar will be recorded and placed on the NSWEC website for viewing at a later date. The NSWEC will not be conducting face to face candidate information sessions. To view previous webinars you can watch the videos here: Video recordings of the first candidate webinars.
Council is required to prepare two non-residential rolls for the Local Government Election in November 2021. These are the roll of non-resident owners of rateable land and the roll of occupiers and rate paying lessees. These two rolls, combined with the residential roll of electors (prepared by the Australian Electoral Commission), will show the eligible voters for the election in the Narrandera Shire Council area in November 2021.
The following information provides further details on what the non-residential rolls are, who is eligible to be on a non-residential roll and the application forms required to be completed and sent to Council. The completed forms must be received by the General Manager of Narrandera Shire Council by 4pm (EST) Monday 25 October 2021.
- Non-residential rolls Information for councils
- Form for nomination of an elector by joint/several, corporate or trustee owners, occupiers or ratepaying lessees
- Form for individual owners, occupiers and ratepaying lessees
Working at the next election
If you are interested in working at the next local election, you can now register your interest through the NSW Electoral Commission. With a range of roles to be filled, there are many opportunities for you to be a part of this important event. To find out more on listed positions and what you would be required to do please visit: