Enrolling to Vote
To be involved in the 2018 City of Adelaide periodic elections you have to be enrolled before 5pm Friday 10 August 2018 – here’s all you need to know about making sure you can vote.
You need to make sure now that you’re able to stand as a candidate or vote in these elections.
Who can be enrolled?
It’s important to know what makes up the City of Adelaide, and an easy way to remember that is that it’s everything within the Adelaide Park Lands: North Adelaide and the city centre.
If you’re 18 years or older you can apply for enrolment if:
- You’ve been a resident in the City of Adelaide for at least one month before rolls close.
If you’re an Australian Citizen and have recently moved to the City of Adelaide, make sure your enrolment is updated with the Australian Electoral Commission.
If you’re not an Australian citizen you can enrol directly with the City of Adelaide using the Resident/Sole Owner/Sole Occupier form.
- You’re an owner of land in the council area (ie. a landlord).
You will automatically be included on the voters roll if you own property in the City. If however you have recently purchased the property and have not yet received a rates notice, it is best to ensure we have your details by completing the relevant form, or register your details online.
- You’re an occupier of a property in the council area, other than a resident (ie. a business lessee).
If you own a business in the City of Adelaide – even if you don’t necessarily own the property you’re in – you can enrol. It’s really important that you ensure Council has your details by completing the relevant form, or register your details online.
Do I Need to Enrol to Vote?
Residential Applicants: Individual Owners and Occupiers of Residential Property
Non-Residential Applicants: Non-Residential Owners/Occupiers, and Group Owners/Occupiers of Any Type of Property
Am I Enrolled?
It’s important to remember that not everyone needs to enrol for Council elections in order to be included.
You will automatically be enrolled if you are:
· A resident and you are already on the Federal Electoral Roll (for the House of Assembly) at an address within the Council area; or
· A property owner who pays rates
To check your enrolment, residents on the House of Assembly Roll can use the Australian Electoral Commission checking tool. Property owners and occupiers can check using the City of Adelaide Electoral Roll Search tool.
If you don’t fit either of the above criteria, or you can’t find your details in one of the above search functions, you need to make sure you register as an occupier or as a resident.
How do I Enrol?
There are four ways to enrol, but you only need to complete only one:
- Application for Electoral Enrolment (Australian Electoral Commission) - If you are a resident and Australian citizen, to enrol for Federal, State and Local Government Elections.
- Resident/ Sole Owner/ Sole Occupier Form (53Kb) - If you are a resident but are not an Australian citizen, or if you're the only owner or occupier (in a non-residential capacity) of the property. Non-residents who are the sole owner or occupier of a property can register your details online instead of completing this form.
- Body Corporate Form (PDF, 54Kb) - if your body corporate is the only owner or occupier of the property. Body Corporates can register your details online instead of completing this form.
- Group Owner/Occupier Application Form (55Kb) - if you're more than one person or body corporate owns or occupies (in a non-residential capacity) the property. Groups can register your details online instead of completing this form.
If you have recently purchased premises in the city and you have not yet received a rate notice, or if you occupy premises in the City and the rates are paid by your landlord or property manager, please complete the appropriate application form or register your details online.
All applications can be forwarded to:
City of Adelaide
Rates & Valuation
Reply Paid 2252
Adelaide SA 5001