This site is the main, day to day, New South Wales Electoral Commission website.
At the time of a NSW State election or state-wide Local Government elections a specific event site (www.votensw.info) will be available. Key details relevant to the particular event will be found on that site.
The NSW Electoral Commission
The NSW Electoral Commission is a statutory authority comprising three members appointed by the Governor of NSW.
Find out more about us, the Commission and the Electoral Commissioner led agency.
Local Government Elections
Clubs, Industrial and Statutory Boards
New councils announced
NSW Premier Mike Baird and the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole announced 19 new councils in NSW commencing 12 May 2016. The Minister has also indicated his in principle support to create a further 9 new councils, subject to the decision of the courts.
Elections for councils unaffected by the amalgamation process will take place on Saturday 10th September 2016. For a list of the those councils conducting elections in September 2016 see www.votensw.info
Elections for new councils will take place on Saturday 9 September 2017. For further information on the amalgamation process and outstanding amalgamation proposals see www.strongercouncils.nsw.gov.au