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Early voting for 2017 Local government elections begins Monday

Early voting for the NSW Local Council elections begins Monday, 28 August for people who can't vote on election day, Saturday, 9 September 2017.

"There is no internet voting for NSW council elections and you can only vote at the polling places allocated to your council area or ward. So if you can't get to a polling place on election day it is important that you plan to vote beforehand," said NSW Electoral Commissioner, John Schmidt.

There are 101 pre-poll voting centres across the 45 council areas which are being managed by the NSW Electoral Commission.

A full list of pre-poll venues for each council is available from the website or by calling us.

Don't miss the post

NSW Electoral Commissioner, John Schmidt, reminds people who wish to vote by post to apply without delay. "Anyone who wants to apply for a postal vote should do so soon. While applications close at 5pm on Monday, 4 September, people in remote locations with limited mail services need to act quickly in order to receive and return their ballot papers in time."

"Over 111,000 postal vote applications have already been received. Everyone who has requested a postal vote should receive their postal vote pack in the next few days."

For more information, and to apply for a postal vote, visit the website or call us.

Information: call 1300 135 736.

Not all NSW councils are having elections. To see if your council is having an election and whether you need to vote call 1300 135 736.

Maitland City Council is conducting its own election. Enquiries should be directed to the council: Election funding enquiries for all councils should be directed to the NSW Electoral Commission.