Supplementary election - Hillcott Ward

The recent removal of an Elected Member means we have to hold a supplementary election to fill the Hillcott Ward vacancy.

Supplementary election timeline

Council Electoral Roll - Closed

5pm, Thursday 30 September 2021

Nominations open

Thursday 28 October 2021

Nominations close

12 noon, Thursday 11 November 2021

Mail out of voting material

Tuesday 23 November to Monday 29 November 2021

Close of voting

12 noon, Monday 13 December 2021

Enrol to vote

Voting in council elections is open to a broader range of people than State and Federal elections, including non-Australian citizens, non-resident landlords and businesses.

The voters’ roll for council elections consists of two components - the House of Assembly (State) roll, and Council's supplementary roll.

House of Assembly (State) roll

If you are a resident on the House of Assembly Roll, you will automatically be registered to vote.

If you have recently turned 18 or changed your residential or postal address or name, you must complete an electoral enrolment form, which is available from the Electoral Commission SA or a post office. 

Council's supplementary roll 

If you are not enrolled on the House of Assembly roll you may be eligible to register on Council's supplementary roll, if:

  • You have been a resident at your current address in the Hillcott Ward for one month and are not on the State Electoral Roll
  • You are a sole owner or occupier of rateable property in the Hillcott Ward
  • You are not an Australian citizen but you have been a resident at your current address in the Hillcott Ward for one month
  • You are a landlord for a rateable property in the Hillcott Ward
  • You are an organisation or business owner or occupier of rateable property in the Hillcott Ward
  • You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property in the Hillcott Ward

To register on the Council supplementary roll, you will need to complete the relevant form, see below, which must be witnessed and returned to Council by 5pm Thursday 30 September 2021. 

If you are unclear on whether you are required to enrol or re-enrol to vote, visit the Local Government Association website or contact Council on 8397 7444.

Forms to enrol to vote in the supplementary election:

  • Group owners or group occupier(PDF,184KB)
    This form should be completed where a property is owned by more than one owner (-ie a group owner) or occupied by more than one occupier/tenant (-ie a group occupier).

Candidate information

This information provides you with an insight into the life of a Councillor at City of Tea Tree Gully. This is in addition to information the Electoral Commission of SA provides candidates.

The documents listed below provide an idea of the commitments involved in being a Councillor at City of Tea Tree Gully, the policies you would need to be aware of as a candidate, and the Ward maps.

Codes

Policies

Plans and other documents

LGA Documents

Nominate as a candidate

Nominations to enrol as a candidate for the 2021 Hillcott Ward supplementary election open at 9am Thursday 28 October and close at 12 noon Thursday 11 November 2021.

Most people who are on the Council voters roll can stand for this election if they meet the requirements to stand for election. It is not a requirement to live or own a property in the Hillcott Ward itself.

Becoming a councillor provides an opportunity to influence local decisions and create long term, positive outcomes for the City and residents.

Nominations are encouraged from people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are represented.

With very few exceptions (such as being an undischarged bankrupt, or being disqualified from holding office by a court order), you can nominate for a position on Council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession.

If you are invested in the future of the City of Tea Tree Gully, are willing to learn and participate, and prepared to contribute strategically to decision making processes that benefit your broader community, then you should explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate to stand in the Council elections. 

Nomination process

  • Attend a candidate briefing session

    Monday 1 November 2021 at 6.30pm at Civic Centre, 571 Montague Road, Modbury

  • Request a nomination kit

    Visit the Civic Centre or call 8397 7263.
    Nomination kits will be available from the City of Tea Tree Gully about one-two weeks before nominations open.
  • Submit your nomination

    Submit your nomination to an Electoral Officer at Council's Civic Centre before 12 noon on Thursday 11 November 2021.

     

Nominees

Nominations to enrol as a candidate for the 2021 Hillcott Ward supplementary election open at 9am Thursday 28 October and close 12 noon Thursday 11 November 2021.

This page will be updated as nominations are accepted by the Electoral Commission of South Australia. A copy of all accepted nominations will also be placed on the notice board in the Civic Centre foyer.

Voting in the Hillcott Ward supplementary election

Voting in Council elections is done by post.

If you are on the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll for the City of Tea Tree Gully, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late November 2021. 

The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in the Hillcott Ward supplementary election.

Once you have decided who you want to vote for, complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

Votes must be received before 12 noon Monday 13 December 2021.

Get involved and make a difference. Local democracy is an important feature of life in Australia, and councils have a far greater influence on communities than most people appreciate.