Election of Local Board Members

The election will be managed by the New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC), with a Deputy Returning Officer being appointed from the Board’s staff.

A person may be nominated as a candidate if the person is an Islander and is entitled to be enrolled as an elector for the election.

To be eligible to vote a person must be enrolled on the Port Macquarie State electoral roll and reside on the island, with the person’s address on that electoral roll being an address on the island.

 Key events and dates in the proposed timetable are as follows:



Invite Nominations

Friday, 5 January

Close of Enrollment

Friday, 5 January

Close of Nominations

Noon, Friday, 19 January

Polling Day

8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday 8 February

Election Results Published

Friday, 24 February

Provisions for pre-poll voting and postal voting will be made.

Please see the Electoral Commissions Election Notice and Enrolment Notice for further information or visit The Electoral Commission, where electors can find a copy of the nomination form for candidates