Council elections

Mid Coast Ward Supplementary Election

A supplementary election will be held to fill a vacancy in the Mid Coast Ward due to an Elected Member resignation.

The Mid Coast Ward Supplementary Election provides an opportunity to vote for candidates who will represent your community.  It is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference.

Key Dates

2020 Supplementary Election Timetable for Mid Coast Ward
Voting Roll Close 5pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020
Nominations Open Thursday 23 July 2020
Nominations Close 12 noon, Thursday 6 August 2020
Mail out of voting materials Tuesday 18 August to Monday 24 August 2020
Close of voting 12 noon, Monday 7 September 2020

Authorised by Scott Ashby, CEO, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168.

 

Mid Coast Ward Map(PDF, 429KB)

The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 - an act of the South Australian Parliament.

Related links

Local Government Association SA website

Electoral Commission SA

 

Enrol to Vote in the Mid Coast Ward Supplementary Election

Enrolment for the Mid Coast Ward Supplementary Election closes on Tuesday 30 June at 5pm.

Are you enrolled to vote?

The voters roll for council elections consists of two components - the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll and the council supplementary roll.

If you are already on the State Electoral roll to vote in state elections in this council area, you will automatically be on the voters roll and will receive voting papers from Tuesday 18 August 2020 to Monday 24 August 2020.

If you are not enrolled on the State Electoral roll you may be eligible to register on the council supplementary roll.  For further information contact council on 8384 0666.

Enrolling to vote for the first time, need to update or change your details, or want to check if you are enrolled, visit the Electoral Commission SA website.

To find out which ward you live in, view the city wide interactive ward map.

Enquiries can be sent to election@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au or by contacting Council on 8384 0666.

Authorised by Scott Ashby, CEO, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168.

Nominate

Nominations for the position of councillor in the Mid Coast ward open on Thursday 23 July 2020.

Do you want to be a councillor?
Becoming a member of Council is an important decision and a great way to make a difference to your local community.  

If you are interested in influencing local directions, creating long term positive outcomes in your community and prepared to contribute strategically to decision making processes that benefit the broader community, then you should explore what it takes to be a councillor for the Mid Coast Ward and nominate. 

Nomination Process
With few exceptions, you can nominate for a position on council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender or experience.  The City of Onkaparinga encourages nominations from people of diverse backgrounds as this ensures a wide range of views are being represented.

The Electoral Commission SA website details the eligibility criteria for potential candidates.

Nominations open on Thursday 23 July 2020 and close at 12 noon on Thursday 6 August 2020. 
Nomination kits will be available to collect from our Noarlunga office, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre from Monday 20 July 2020. 

Where to lodge your nomination?
Nominations can be lodged in person at:

  • City of Onkaparinga Noarlunga office, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre
  • Electoral Commission SA office, Level 6,  60 Light Square, Adelaide
  • Electoral Commission SA website

A 150 word candidate profile will be required with your nomination together with a 'head and shoulder' photo, which will be published on the Electoral Commission SA website.  

Authorised by Scott Ashby, CEO, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168.

Candidate Resources

If you are interested in nominating for Mid Coast Ward councillor for the City of Onkaparinga, please review the guidelines listed on the Electoral Commission SA website candidates resource page

A candidate briefing session will be held in the City of Onkaparinga Civic Room, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre at 6.30pm on Wednesday 29 July 2020.  Bookings are essential and can be made by sending an email to  election@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au.  Please include your name and phone number for confirmation. 

Attending a Council or Committee meeting is a great way to gain an understanding of one of the essential roles of a councillor. Council and Committee meetings are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber, Noarlunga Centre.  Meeting dates can be found on the Council and Committee page of our website.  

Maps of the council area and Mid Coast ward are also available on our website. 

The following policies and procedures are available on our website and may be of assistance to candidates.  

 Authorised by Scott Ashby, CEO, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168. 

Voting

Voting for council elections is done by post.  This means that all election material is mailed directly to enrolled voters by the Electoral Commission SA. 

If you are on the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail from mid August 2020. 

Voting packs contain:

  • A ballot paper
  • Candidate profile brochure
  • A ballot paper envelope
  • A postal voting guide

Complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope before 12 noon on Monday 7 September 2020.
You can also drop the completed ballot into a ballot box in our Noarlunga office.  

Get involved and make a difference.  Votes must be received before 12 noon on Monday 7 September 2020

Please refer to the Electoral Commission SA website for further information on voting in Council elections.

Authorised by Scott Ashby, CEO, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168.

How a supplementary election works

Unlike State and Federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections and all voting is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their votes in a reply paid envelope.

To find out more about the supplementary election and how the voting system works, visit the Electoral Commission SA – City of Onkaparinga Mid Coast Ward 

The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 - an act of the South Australian Parliament.  

Authorised by Scott Ashby, CEO, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168.