Local Government Election 2020

Local Government Election 2020

Elections for Richmond Valley Council councillors

To provide certainty to councils, communities and potential candidates, the NSW Government has made the decision to postpone the September 2020 local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis until September 2021.

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 state elections?

Council is not the contact for NSW state 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?

The Returning Officer will be appointed to conduct the Richmond Valley Council local government election as the election draws closer.  Contact details will be provided on Council’s website once 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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