15 July, 2022

Council election enrolment hub in Rundle Mall

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Council elections will be held in November and you must be enrolled to vote to have your say – and that’s where the city enrolment hub can help.

The City of Adelaide will host a Council elections enrolment hub in Stephens Place, Rundle Mall, today between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

The November Council elections are your opportunity to elect representatives who you want making important decisions on behalf of your community. The enrolment hub presents a great opportunity for residents, businesses, property owners and international students to speak to the City of Adelaide face-to-face, to check if they’re on the voters roll and to enrol on the spot.

Chief Executive Officer Clare Mockler encouraged people to visit the hub this Friday.

“Voting in the November election is your chance to shape the future of our city,” Ms Mockler said.

“It’s an exciting time here in the City of Adelaide with once-in-a generation projects underway. It’s so important that people have their say about who they want to represent them to make a valuable contribution to this revitalisation and reinvigoration of our city as we recover from the financial and social impacts of COVID-19.

“Our city’s elected representatives oversee a budget and assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars and make important decisions that impact our capital city.

“So please visit the hub this Friday, ensure you’re enrolled to vote and be a part of the democratic process this November.”

If you are not eligible to vote in the City of Adelaide but want to check your enrolment in another council area, the Local Government Association of South Australia will be providing additional support to assist you.

LGA Chief Executive Officer Clinton Jury said it was a great opportunity for anyone to drop into the city enrolment hub, find out more about council elections and check if they’re registered to vote.

“If you’re in the mall on Friday, stop in and see the team – enrolling takes a couple of minutes now, but means you get a say on the long-term future of the community and the issues that matter to you,” Mr Jury said.

“Council elections are open to many more people than state or federal elections – including international students, non-Australian citizens, property and businesses owners, but many don’t realise they are eligible to vote.

“As the closest level of government to communities, council decisions can affect your business and are at the very heart of local life – by voting you have the opportunity to decide who will represent your interests, but you must be enrolled.”

Enrolments close Friday 29 July at 5:00 pm. To learn more about your eligibility to vote, visit our new Voting Eligibility Checker.

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Matt Halliwell