Pre-polling now open for local government elections
NSW residents voting in this year’s local government elections can cast their pre-poll vote ahead of the official 4 December 2021 polling day.
Technology-assisted voting, or iVote, will operate for the local government elections in the same way it is available in state elections.
People can also vote by post if they:
- are self-isolating because of COVID-19
- are living in a retirement village or nursing home
- are in hospital, or
- reasonably believe attending a polling place on election day will pose a risk to their health or safety, or the health or safety of others.
Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock said eligibility criteria for pre-poll voting is more relaxed this year to ease election day crowds in two weeks’ time.
“One of the measures taken to ensure COVID-safe elections this year is the relaxing of eligibility criteria to vote during the pre-poll voting period,” Mrs Hancock said.
“This will mean voting will not occur on a single day but over an election period of 12 days, including election day, to help with social distancing at polling places.”