Elections

NSW Local Government Elections are generally conducted every four years and voting is compulsory. Singleton Council has a popularly elected Mayor, together with nine Councillors.

The last general election for Singleton Council’s Mayor and Councillors was held on Saturday 4 December 2021.  This election was delayed from September 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Declaration of the Election

The next general election will be held in September 2024.

All elected members must lodge a declaration listing all political donations received and electoral expenditure incurred. A register of these declarations is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

VOTING

Voting is compulsory for all residents and fines may apply for not voting. To check you are correctly enrolled or to obtain an enrolment form visit the Electoral Commission website, phone 1300 135 736 or get a form from any Australia Post Office.

HOW TO BECOME A COUNCILLOR

If you are passionate about what happens in Singleton community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of our residents. Council is responsible for making significant decisions that have a far-reaching impact on our community.  For all you need to know about being a Councillor, including the Councillor Handbook, please visit the Office of Local Government website.

NSW STATE ELECTION REMINDER FACILITY

This facility allows electors to register for an email and/or SMS to be sent whenever a Local Government or State Parliamentary (not Federal Government) election event for which you are enrolled is pending. The information provided will also be used by the NSW Electoral Commission to contact citizens as part of electoral enrolment and/or election event processes.

Register for the reminder service

WORK AT AN ELECTION

The NSW Electoral Commission offers opportunities to work at state and local government elections. Work is available on election days and throughout election periods, the weeks before and after election days.

Working at an election is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet people, while you also play a valuable part in contributing to democracy. The NSW Electoral Commission look for staff to work as election officials during the election period. Staff receive training, support and a competitive pay rate.

Click here for more information.