Due to scheduled maintenance, parts of this website will not be available from 9pm on Friday, 22 April 2016 until 9pm on Saturday, 23 April 2016.
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.
The Commission approves funding to independent MPs, candidates and parties and enforces provisions of three NSW Acts.
It can conduct and promote research into electoral matters.
Find out more information about the work the Commission does, how it increases public awareness of its work and decisions and the members of the Commission.
This diagram shows the relationship between the NSW Electoral Commission, the Electoral Commissioner and the Parliament of NSW.
Electoral Commissioner led agency
The public service agency led by the Electoral Commissioner.
The agency conducts the NSW State Election, maintains the NSW roll of electors and conducts most local government elections in NSW. The Electoral Commissioner is responsible for the operations of the agency.
Find out more information about the work of the agency.
Reporting to the NSW Parliament
The NSW Electoral Commission and the Electoral Commissioner led public service agency work together, yet independently of each other.
The Electoral Commissioner reports to the NSW Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.
2016 Tasmanian Legislative Council Elections
The Tasmanian electoral divisions of Apsley and Elwick are scheduled to go to election in 2016. Elections are conducted on a 6 year periodic cycle. Elections for 3 members are held in May one year, with elections for 2 members held in May the following year and so on. The NSWEC will offer early voting services for Apsley & Elwick voters for the 2 weeks prior to the election. Election Day is Saturday 7th May 2016.
Kiama Municipal Council Poll
Kiama Municipal Council has decided to poll its electorate asking whether electors want to amalgamate with another council. The council has requested that the NSW Electoral Commission conduct the poll on its behalf. The poll will be held on Saturday 7th May 2016 throughout the Kiama local government area.
Council Boundary Review
In December 2015, the NSW Government announced its proposal to create new councils in NSW. The proposal will see a number of existing neighbouring local councils merged. For further information on the process, please visit the Council Boundary Review website.