Postal voting is now open. Residents who wish to vote via the post will be required to send an application in by November 29, 5pm. Completed ballot forms due Friday, December 17, 6pm.
Pre-poll, iVote online and operator-assisted telephone voting will open on Monday, November 22 with voting closing December 4 at 6pm
Pre-voting for the Tenterfield Shire Council elections is open at the Tenterfield Council Chambers from November 22 to December 3, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.
Election Day is December 4. Polls open at 8am and close at 6pm.
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact lives as we head to the polls for the 2021 NSW Local Government Elections.
New laws enacted on November 1 are aimed at ensuring the residents of NSW can exercise their right to vote in a COVID safe manner and to prevent election day from turning into a super spreader event.
It is compulsory to vote in the NSW Local Government elections, so here's a rundown on the new measures and what to expect at the polling booth.
You can vote in person on election day however polling places will look a little different.
Voters will be asked to bring their own pen and stay home if feeling unwell on election day.
QR code check-in and check-out will be in place, as will the wearing of facemasks.
Those handing out how-to-vote cards are also being kept at an arm's distance. Candidates and volunteers cannot hand out electoral material in or on a polling place or pre-polling office within 100 metres of a polling place or pre-polling office.
There will be restrictions on the number and proximity of scrutineers during this year's count.
Voting in the NSW Local Government elections is compulsory regardless if your council operates as a ward system or undivided.
Penalties can apply starting at $55, the penalty can increase to $65 if referred to Revenue NSW or if heard in court it may impose a penalty of $110 plus court costs.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.