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Likely date of election

By Corowa Free Press

The date of Federation Council’s second election may well be Saturday, September 11, 2021.

With this year’s NSW council elections in September postponed by the Minister for Local Government for 12 months because of the COVID-19 virus, Federation Council’s General Manager Adrian Butler raised the subject at council’s latest monthly meeting on May 19.

“A likely date for the 2021 elections has been flagged as 11 September,” he told councillors.

This year’s September meeting by Federation Council, which was moved to September 29 to allow for the newly elected group of councillors to take office after the election originally held for September 12, has reverted to the traditional third Tuesday of the month. 

In Victoria, the VEC have confirmed the local government elections will proceed as planned in October this year. The Minister for Local Government announced all local government elections in 2020 will be conducted by post.
Ballot packs will be mailed to voters and will include voting instructions, candidate information, a ballot paper, and a reply-paid envelope. Postal voting is completely secret. Voters must confirm they are enrolled on either the state electoral roll or their council roll before 4pm on Friday, August 28, 2020.