Voting in Council elections
All voting in Local Government elections is by postal voting. Electors will receive their ballot packs between Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October 2022.
Votes must be received by the Electoral Commission before 5.00 pm on Thursday 10 November 2022.
How do I Vote in the 2022 Council Elections?
Every person enrolled to vote on the Council voters roll, or are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll for Alexandrina Council will receive by post a pack containing the following:
- a ballot paper
- a candidate profile brochure
- a ballot paper envelope to be signed
- a reply-paid envelope
- a postal voting guide
Most people get one ballot pack. However, if you have a business, property, or organisation in a different area, and have enrolled to vote in different council areas, you may get more than one.
If you don’t receive a pack before 23 October 2022, need a replacement, or are unable to complete your ballot paper or sign the declaration envelope, please call the Electoral Commission on 1300 655 232.
How to vote
On your ballot, you must number at least as many boxes as there are vacancies in the election. If you don’t, your vote won’t count. You must number them in order of preference, starting with the candidate who is your first choice. Your ballot will tell you how many spots are vacant and give you directions. Once you have completed your ballot paper:
1. Place your folded ballot papers in the envelope provided.
2. Seal the ballot paper envelope.
3. Ensure the declaration is filled out with your details.
4. Sign the declaration.
5. Place your sealed ballot paper envelope in the reply-paid envelope and seal it.
Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday 10 November 2022.
Voters can either post their votes in the reply-paid envelope or you can hand deliver your voting envelope by placing it in the ballot box at the Goolwa office (11 Cadell Street, Goolwa) or Strathalbyn office (1 Colman Terrace, Strathalbyn)
If you post your ballot papers, they must be received by the Electoral Commission of SA before 5pm Thursday 10 November 2022.
Complete your ballot paper
To make a formal vote, you must number at least as many boxes as there are vacancies, in the order of your choice.
For example, all wards will have three vacancies, while there is only one vacancy for Mayor.
You must use the numbers 1, 2, and 3 in the order of your choice, to complete your ballot paper. If you wish, you may continue to number some (or all) of the other boxes (up to 6 for North and West Wards and up to 13 for South Ward). The number of vacancies and directions on how to complete your ballot paper will be shown on the ballot paper.
Vote by telephone
If you are blind or have low vision or are going to be interstate or overseas during the voting period, you can vote by telephone.
Call Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm from Monday 17 October until Thursday 10 December on
- 1300 655 232 within South Australia only
- 08 7424 7400 from interstate
- +61 8 7424 7400 from overseas.
To find out more about telephone voting visit Electoral Commission
The following nominations have been accepted by the Electoral Commission of SA. The list of candidates under each heading are displayed in ballot draw order.
Further information on all candidates including profiles, photographs and statements is available on Electoral Commission of South Australia.
ROSENBERG, Lorraine Florence
KEILY, Rex John
GARDNER, Margaret Anne
Which ward am I in?
This content is authorised by CEO Nigel Morris, 11 Cadell Street, Goolwa SA 5214.
2022 Council Elections Key Dates
Enrol to vote at your council elections. Enrol now or check your enrolment status online.
|5:00pm, Friday 29 July|
Interested in running for council? You will need to nominate to become a candidate before you can start campaigning your candidacy.
|Tuesday 23 August|
Your nomination to become a candidate has to be sent in before this deadline.
|12:00pm, Tuesday 6 September|
Ballot packs will be sent to the mailing address you used during your enrolment. Keep an eye out for it in the mail! Instructions and guides on how to vote are included in the ballot pack.
|Friday 14 October to Thursday 20 October|
This is your last day to vote for your preferred candidate running for your council.
|5:00pm, Thursday 10 November|
Scrutiny and count
Votes are counted and scrutinised (if requested) before winners are announced by Electoral Commission of South Australia.
|9:00am, Saturday 12 November|