Elections

City of Adelaide council periodic elections are held every four years. They decide the Lord Mayor and Councillors who will represent the city.

The last elections were in November 2018. You can view and learn about the current Lord Mayor and Councillors

The next periodic elections will be in 2022.

Due to the resignation of Councillor Robert Simms in April 2021, Council will be holding a supplementary election to fill the Area Councillor vacancy.

2021 Supplementary election - key dates

The City of Adelaide is holding a Supplementary Election in 2021.

Instead of the usual five elections, there will only be one election to fill the vacant Area Councillor position.

Roll Close5:00 pm, Friday 30 April 2021
Opening of nominationsThursday 27 May 2021
Close of nominations12 noon, Thursday 10 June 2021
Ballot packs mailed outTuesday 6 July 2021 to Monday 12 July 2021
Close of Voting (Polling Day)12 noon, Monday 26 July 2021
Vote count9:30 am, Wednesday 28 July, Adelaide Town Hall


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Enrolling to vote

Enrolments for the supplementary election closed 5pm, Friday 30 April 2021.

Am I enrolled?

If you are a building owner or occupier, use our Electoral Roll Checker to see if you are registered with the City of Adelaide. 
If you are an Australian Citizen resident within the city or North Adelaide, please check your enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Supplementary Election Candidates

Nominations to fill the Area Councillor vacancy are now closed.

A list of nominees can be viewed on the ECSA website.

Frequently asked questions

Further information about the election process is available on our frequently asked questions page.

Need more information?

If you have further questions please see the ECSA website or contact our Council Liaison Officer:

8203 7203