Local Government 2019 Triennial Election Timetable

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Local Government 2019 Triennial Election Timetable

Local Government 2019 Triennial Election Timetable
12 October 2019

15-16 October 2018

SOLGM Electoral Officer Training Forum

On/after Friday 1 February 2019

Declaration of electoral officer (sec 14 LEA)

Saturday 2 March 2019 – Tuesday 30 April 2019

Ratepayer roll enrolment confirmation forms issued (reg 16 LER)

Saturday 2 March 2019 – Saturday 6 July 2019

Preparation of ratepayer roll (reg 10 LER)

Monday 11 March 2019

EC questionnaire sent to electoral officers

Monday 8 April 2019

EC questionnaire due

Wednesday 10 April 2019

LGC final representation review decisions (sec 19R LEA)

May 2019

Regional Electoral Officers Fora

National ratepayer roll qualifications and procedures campaign (sec 39 LEA)

Wednesday 8 May 2019

EC test data sent to electoral officers

Monday 1 July 2019

EC enrolment update campaign commences

Sunday 7 July 2019

Residential electoral roll closes (reg 10 LER)

From Monday 8 July 2019

Receive residential roll data from EC

Monday 8 July 2019 – Wednesday 17 July 2019

Compile preliminary electoral roll (sec 38 LEA)

Say Wednesday 17 July 2019

(no later than Friday 19 July 2019)

Public notice of election, calling for nominations, roll open for inspection

(sec 42, 52, 53 LEA)

Friday 19 July 2019

Nominations open/roll open for inspection (sec 42 LEA)

Not later than Wednesday 31 July 2019

Appointment of Justice(s) of the Peace

Fri 16 August 2019

Nominations close (12 noon)/ roll closes (sec 5 LEA, reg 21 LER)

Not later than Monday 19 August 2019

Resolution to be passed on optional order of candidate names on voting paper (reg 31 LER). If pseudo-random order chosen, information required to be included in public notice under sec 65(1) LEA

Say Wednesday 21 August 2019 (or as soon as practicable)

Public notice of day of election, candidates’ names (sec 65 LEA)

Not later than Friday 23 August 2019

Receive final data from EC

Not later than Saturday 31 August 2019

Ratepayer roll insert with rates notice (sec 39 LEA)

Not later than Monday 16 September 2019

Electoral officer certifies final electoral roll (sec 51 LEA, reg 22 LER)

Friday 20 September 2019

EC letter sent to unpublished roll electors

Friday 20 September 2019 – Wednesday 25 September 2019

Delivery of voting documents (reg 51 LER)

Friday 20 September 2019 – Saturday 12 October 2019

Progressive roll scrutiny (sec 83 LEA)

Special voting period (sec 5 LEA, reg 35 LER) Early processing period (sec 80 LEA)

Not later than 12 noon, Friday 11 October 2019

Appointment of scrutineers (sec 68, LEA)

Saturday 12 October 2019

Election day (sec 10 LEA)

Voting closes 12 noon – counting commences (sec 84 LEA), progress/preliminary results available as soon as practicable after close of voting (sec 85 LEA, reg 80A LER)

PM Saturday 12 October 2019 – Thursday 17 October 2016

Official count (sec 84 LEA)

Thursday 17 October 2019 – Wednesday 23 October 2019 (or as soon as practicable)

Declaration of result/public notice of results (sec 86 LEA)

December 2019 (TBC)

Electoral Officer Debrief Forum

Mid December 2019

(depends on date results published)

Return of election expenses forms (sec 112A LEA)

EC = Electoral Commission LGC = Local Government Commission LEA = Local Electoral Act 2001

LER = Local Electoral Regulations 2001