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Voting in New South Wales

Voters in New South Wales are required to vote at three levels of government elections. Voting processes differ between these elections.

Federal elections are conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission.

State and local government elections are conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission and are held every four years (in different years) as determined by legislation. A state general election can only be held before the end of the four-year term if the Governor of New South Wales dissolves the Parliament.

It is compulsory to vote in an election or by-election if you are eligible to do so. You can sign up for SMS or email reminders online

Learn more about different elections.


Local government

Applicable to both state and local government elections