Local Government Elections 2021

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Lake Macquarie City Council's election will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission and voting will be held on Saturday 4 September.

Which ward do I belong to?

Lake Macquarie City is divided into three wards; North, East and West. Residents who are enrolled to vote, elect a Mayor and four Councillors to represent their respective ward.

Contact the NSW Electoral Commission if you are not sure where you are enrolled or if you are voting for the first time.

View list of suburbs for each ward

Am I eligible to vote?

If you are a resident of the Lake Macquarie City Council Local Government Area, you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Council does not hold electoral information for local residents.

How to enrol to vote or update details

If you are eligible to vote you must enrol to vote or you may be fined if you do not enrol or vote in elections.

Register to vote and keep your details up to date online at NSW Electoral Commission.

Can I vote if I am not a resident of Lake Mac?

If you are not a resident, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in Lake Macquarie City as a corporation, business or individual.

Check if you're eligible

To claim for inclusion on the roll of non-resident owners of rateable land or the roll of occupiers and ratepaying lessees you will need to complete one of the below forms and submit to Lake Macquarie City Council.

Form for individual owners, occupiers and ratepaying lessees

Form for nomination of an elector by joint/several, corporate or trustee owners, occupiers or ratepaying lessees

The form must be received by the CEO of Lake Macquarie City Council by 6.00pm Monday 26 July 2021 via post, hand delivered to the Administration Building or emailed to council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au

If you have further questions, contact Council.

What happens if I do not vote?

Voting is compulsory for Lake Macquarie City residents.

If you do not vote and you don't have a valid reason, you will be fined $55 by the NSW Electoral Commission. Apparent failure to vote notices are distributed within three months of an election event.

Council does not issue the fines and more information about penalties for not voting is available at NSW Electoral Commission.

 

 

How can I nominate to become a Councillor?

If you are passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.

For more information on how to become a Councillor, visit Office of Local Government.