Saturday 8 September 2012 —
Election of 6 Councillors plus popularly elected Mayor
When Mosman residents elect their new council on 8 September, all residents will vote for the Mayor and 6 councillors who will represent the area.
- Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales – 13 January 2012 – advising of the abolition of Wards and a reduction in the number of councillors to six plus a popularly elected mayor.
- Councillor Induction Program (PDF 257KB)
- Letter to NSW Electoral Commission about poll in relation to amalgamations (PDF 402KB)
- Results – NSW Electoral Commission
Results will be available as they are counted once Polls close on Election Night, 8 September.
Voting is compulsory for all residents of the Mosman Local Government Area who are registered on the electoral roll. Electors enrolled for Federal and State elections are automatically enrolled for their local Council area.
Note: There is no absentee voting in Local Government elections. If you are unable to vote on election day you can vote by either Pre Poll or Postal. For more detailed information on Local Government elections visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.
- Map of polling places in Mosman (PDF 748KB)
The Electoral Roll is prepared and maintained by the Australian Electoral Commission. New residents should complete the electoral enrolment form and forward it to the Electoral Office. Enrolment forms can be obtained from any Australia Post Office. For further information please visit the NSW Electoral Commission.
Council is responsible for maintaining a roll of non-residential owners, or occupiers and ratepaying lessees. To make a claim for inclusion in the roll please download, complete and return this form to The General Manager, Mosman Council:
Online Postal Voting Applications
Applications for postal voting are available to eligible electors via the NSW website at www.votensw.info.
The following interactive forms have been uploaded to www.votensw.info:
- Nomination of a Candidate by Registered Political Party (LG 202)
- Nomination of a Candidate by Two Electors (LG 203)
- Request to Form a Group (LG 204)
- Application to Register Electoral Material (LG 212)
- Appointment of Scrutineer (LG 213)
- Request for Electronic List of Electors (LG 220)
Braille Ballot Papers
Braille ballot papers are available to people who are blind or vision impaired and on the electoral roll for any of the councils with elections conducted by the NSWEC.
Electors requiring Braille ballot papers may vote by post, at an early voting (pre-poll) centre before election day or at a polling place on election day.
Registration for Braille Ballot Papers is available by telephoning 1300 135 736 between 9am on Monday, 9 July and 5pm on Friday, 8 August.
Becoming a Councillor
The Division of Local Government, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, in cooperation with the Local Government Association of NSW and the Shires Association of NSW, have prepared a number of publications about becoming a councillor:
- Stand for your community. Be a councillor brochure
- Stand for your community. Be a councillor brochure for women
- Stand for your community. Be a councillor brochure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Stand for your community. Be a councillor brochures in community languages
A Candidate Seminar will be held in Mosman on Saturday, 7 July 2012, 9am – 12pm at Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre, Corner Myahgah Road and Art Gallery Way, Mosman.
See their calendar for other dates and locations.
Recent circulars from the Division of Local Government
- Candidate Diversity Strategy and Thinking About Becoming A Councillor? (PDF 0.5MB)
- 50:50 Vision – Councils for Gender Equity Program (PDF 0.4MB)
NSW Electoral Commission
Council has appointed the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the 2012 Council election and poll of electors. All enquiries in relation to Council’s election should be directed to the NSW Electoral Commission.
Election Funding Authority
The NSW Parliament recently enacted amendments to election campaign funding and disclosure laws. The laws affect all political parties (registered and non-registered), candidates, groups of candidates, elected members and third-party campaigners in NSW. The laws also affect donors including corporations and other entities and individuals on the roll of electors for Federal, State or local government elections.
All persons interested in standing for election in September 2012 should familiarize themselves with the information contained in the following links.
Department of Local Government
There are a number of things State and local government are doing together to ensure a strong and sustainable local government sector through a project known as Destination 2036, which will shape the future of local government in NSW.
Quality governance is one of the key strategic directions of Destination 2036. This includes actions to attract diverse and informed candidates to stand for election, and to train and support elected councillors in their role.