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Elections 2019 Timetable

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Elections 2019 Timetable

Updated 21 October 2019 2:26pm

The 2019 Local Elections key dates can found in this timetable.

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2 March 2019 – 30 April 2019

Ratepayer roll enrolment confirmation forms sent [Reg 16 LER]

2 March 2019 – 6 July 2019

Preparation of ratepayer roll [Reg 10 LER]

May 2019

National ratepayer roll qualifications and procedures campaign [Sec 39 LEA]

1 July 2019 Electoral Commission enrolment campaign starts 

No later than 19 July 2019

Public notice of election, calling for nominations, advising when roll open for inspection [Sec 42, 52, 53 LEA]

19 July 2019

Nominations open/roll open for inspection
[Sec 42 LEA]

16 August 2019

Nominations close (12 noon)/ roll closes
[Sec 5, 42, 55 LEA, Reg 21 LER]

21 August 2019 (or as soon as possible)

Public notice of candidate names [Sec 65 LEA]

By 16 September 2019 Electoral officer certifies final electoral roll 
[Sec 51 LEA, Reg 22 LER]

20 September 2019

EC letter sent to unpublished roll electors

20 September 2019 to 25 September 2019

Delivery of voting documents [Reg 51 LER]

20 September 2019 to 12 October 2019

Progressive roll scrutiny [Sec 83 LEA]

Special voting period [sec 5, LEA, reg35 LER]

Early processing period [sec 80 LEA]

By 12 noon, 12 October 2019

Appointment of scrutineers [Sec 68 LEA]

12 October 2019

Election day [Sec 10 LEA]

Voting closes 12 noon – counting commences [Sec 84 LEA]

Preliminary results available as soon as practicable after close of voting [Sec 85 LEA, Reg 80A LER]

After 12 noon, 12 October – 17 October 2019

Official count [Sec 84 LEA]

17 October 2019 – 23 October 2019 (or as soon as practicable)

Declaration/public notice of results [Sec 86 LEA]

15 December 2019

Return of electoral expenses and donations form [Sec 112A LEA]

NOTES:

LEA = Local Electoral Act 2001; LER = Local Electoral Regulations 2001; EC = Electoral Commission

From 5 – 7 July 2010                                             Enrolment update packs are sent out

 

By 7 July 2010                                                         Ratepayer electors already on Ratepayer Roll to return ratepayer roll confirmation forms 

 

23 July 2010                                                             Preliminary Electoral Roll available for inspection

                                                                                    Nomination of candidates open

 

20 August 2010                                                       Nomination of candidates closes at 12 noon

Candidates pay $200 deposit by 12 noon

Enrol on the Electoral Roll, Unpublished Roll and Ratepayer Roll before 5pm

 

25 August 2010                                                       Public notice of candidate names will be published as soon as practicable after the close of nomination, i.e. around 25 August.

 

17 September – 22 September 2010                 Voting papers sent to electors

 

17 September – 13 October 2010                       Special voting period up until 12 noon, 13 October 2010

 

17 September – 9 October 2010                         Early processing period up until 12 noon, 9 October 2010

 

8 October 2010                                                        Last day to post enrolment forms for the Parliamentary Electoral Roll. To vote you will need to cast a special vote

 

9 October 2010                                                        Election Day

Voting closes 12 noon         

Preliminary results available as soon as practicable after close of voting

 

14 October – 20 October 2010                            Declaration of result/Public notice of result