Local Government (Council) Elections were held in the Shoalhaven City Council Local Government Area on Saturday, 10 September 2016.
Elections were held for:
Results of the election can be found at the NSW Electoral Commission.
Further details of the Elected Councillors will be posted when confirmed.
What happens if I didn’t vote?
Voting at NSW Local Council elections is compulsory for all enrolled electors. The penalty for failing to vote at is $55.
If an elector is on the roll for a council having an election and they don't vote, they will receive a penalty notice from the NSW Electoral Commission which gives options to:
- provide a claim that you voted and details of where you voted
- give a reason in writing for not voting, using the rear of the ‘Apparent Failure to Vote’ notice
- pay the penalty
- apply to have the matter heard in court (a court may impose a penalty for an offence of failing to vote of $110 plus court costs).
Further information can be found at NSW Electoral Commission or by contacting the NSW Electoral Office on 1300 135 736