Enrolling to vote
The voters’ roll for council elections consists of two components – the House of Assembly (State) roll, and the council supplementary roll.
If you are on the House of Assembly roll you will automatically receive a voting pack mailed to your registered address.
If you have moved house or changed your name, you need to complete a new enrolment form, available at your local Post Office or at the Electoral Commission SA office located at Level 6/60 Light Square, Adelaide or by calling them on 1300 655 232 to request a form be sent to you. To check and update your enrolment click here.
If you are not enrolled on the House of Assembly roll you may be eligible to register on the council supplementary roll if:
- You have been resident at your current address for one month and are not on the State Electoral Roll
- You are a sole owner/occupier of rateable property
- You are NOT an Australian Citizen but you have been a resident at your current address for one month
- You are a landlord for rateable property
- You are an organisation/business owner or occupier of rateable property
- You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property.
Under the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, there is a requirement to purge the council supplementary roll on 1 January of every election year. All landlords, business lessees and resident non-Australian citizens are removed from the council voters roll (with the exception of City of Adelaide) and must re-enrol to be able to vote.
If you have been removed from the roll under these provisions you must re-enrol before the roll close deadline at 5pm Friday 9 August 2018, otherwise you will not be able to vote in 2018 elections.
See below for the types of forms available to download;
Resident not on the State Electoral roll or a Sole Owner or Sole Occupier (where owner or occupier is a person).
Business or Organisation Sole Owner or Occupier (Body Corporate)
A designated person is required to vote on behalf of the body corporate.
Group of Owners or Occupiers (property owned or occupied by more than one person and/or business/organisation)
A designated person is required to vote on behalf of the Group.
Voting in the council elections
Voting in council elections is done by post.
If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed a enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail.