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2022 Town Of Gawler Elections

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Most people are eligible to vote in local council elections, and as such, also likely to be eligible to stand for a position on council.

You can nominate for a position on council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession. In fact, councils encourage nominations by people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are being represented.

In South Australia there are around 700 council members who are as diverse as the reasons that motivated them to stand for election.

If you consider yourself to be invested in the future of the Gawler community, willing to learn and participate, and prepared to contribute strategically to decision making processes that benefit the broader Gawler community, then you should explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate for council elections.

Authorised by CEO Henry Inat, 43 High Street Gawler East SA 5118

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Meet the Candidates Session

A 'Meet the Candidates Session' has been planned for Wednesday 5 October 2022. Ms Anne Moroney, Chief Executive and Director of Regional Development for Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains Regional Development Australia (RDA), has consented to act as mediator for this session.

Mark this date in your diary. More information to follow shortly.

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We are running two Candidate Information Forums scheduled for interested residents, so they can be prepared on what is involved in being a council member prior to nominations opening.

No bookings required

  • Monday 30 May 2022 - 7pm in the Institute Hall, Gawler Civic Centre
  • Monday 18 July 2022 - 7pm in the Institute Hall, Gawler Civic Centre

Click here for more information on 2022 Council Elections | LGA South Australia

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The Local Government  Association of SA are also running a Nominate for Council Information Session for individuals considering nominating for Council.

Duration: 2 hours (Registrations start at 9:30am)
Cost: Free
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar (Delivery methods are subject to change)​

To register click HERE

Roll Close - Friday 29 July 2022 at 5pm

Nominations Open - Tuesday 23 August 2022

Nominations Close - Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 12 noon

Dispatch of Ballot Materials to Electors - Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October 2022

Close of Voting - Thursday 10 November 2022 at 5pm

Scrutiny and Count - Saturday 12 November 2022 at 9am

Before you are able to vote or nominate for council, you must be enrolled on either the state electoral roll or your council voters roll (also known as supplementary roll).

Your council voters roll is a list of people who have committed to vote in their council elections. Enrolling to vote is quick and easy.

Enrolments close for the 2022 Council Elections at 5pm on Friday 29 July 2022.

For more information please click HERE

As a council member, you can help create a future that you and your community can be proud of and enjoy. If you are passionate about your local community, willing to work as part of a team, keen to learn and make a difference, you can nominate for a position on council.

  • Nominations open 9am, Tuesday 23 August 2022
  • Nominations close 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022

To find out more about how to nominate to become a candidate, click HERE

While local elections are not compulsory, your vote in a council election can make a huge difference.

All voting in  the 2022 Council Elections is done by post.

Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their ballot papers in a reply paid envelope.

In council elections, your vote can determine who represents you in your council area. They are responsible not only for the services they must provide (such as waste collection, footpaths, and park management) but also services that their community wants. These include:

  • Sporting ovals, courts, and facilities
  • Public swimming pools
  • Local halls
  • Community art facilities
  • Recycling
  • Local business directories
  • Local tourism
  • Aged care support
  • Crime prevention.

To find out how to vote in the 2022 Elections, click HERE

Voting closes at 5pm, Thursday 10 November 2022