Local Government Elections 2021

Local Government Elections 2021

Elections for Richmond Valley Council councillors

Local government elections will be held on 4 September 2021.  Elections were originally scheduled to occur in September 2020, however, were delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The NSW Electoral Commission conducts local government elections and the following information will be updated closer to the date:

  • Pre-poll and postal voting
  • Polling locations
  • Nominated candidates
  • Information for candidates
  • Returning officer

Check your enrolment here and you can also follow the NSW Electoral Commission on Facebook or Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Richmond Valley Council the contact for NSW local elections?

Council is not the contact for NSW local elections, it is the NSW Electoral Commission.

  • For enrolment, voting and general enquiries call 1300 135 736
  • For candidate, funding disclosures and compliance enquiries call 1300 022 011

Who is the Returning Officer?

As part of a resource sharing initiative, Richmond Valley Council will be part of the Clarence Valley Regional Returning Officer Office. The office is proposed to be located in Grafton and will service both the Clarence Valley and Richmond Valley local government areas.  The Returning Officer will be appointed as the election draws nearer.  Contact details will be provided on Council’s website once more information is available.

Useful Documents

Thinking of becoming a councillor?

Candidate information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Candidate information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Candidate information for women

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