Kingston District Council, South East, South Australia

2018 Council Elections

Council Elections

Enrol to Vote
Nominate for Council
2018 Council Key Election Dates


Voting in the 2018 council elections is done by post. If you are on the House of Assembly roll you will automatically receive a voting pack mailed to your registered address. 

If you have moved house or changed your name, you need to complete a new enrolment form, available at your local Post Office or Electoral Commission of SA. To check or update your enrolment visit Enrol for Council Elections

If you are not enrolled on the House of Assembly roll you may be eligible to register on the council supplementary roll if:

  • You have been resident at your current address for one month and are not on the State Electoral Roll
  • You are a sole owner/occupier of rateable property
  • You are NOT an Australian Citizen but you have been a resident at your current address for one month
  • You are a landlord for rateable property
  • You are an organisation/business owner or occupier of rateable property
  • You are a group of owners or occupiers of rateable property

If you are a landlord, business lessee or resident non - Australian citizen and you wish to vote in Council elections you must enrol by completing an enrolment form. 

The council supplementary roll is not carried over from previous elections. These electors must renew their enrolment on the council supplementary roll. 

"Application for Enrolment on the Voters Roll" are available to download.  Please select the relevant form:

Enrolment for the 2018 council elections closes at 5pm on Friday 10 August 2018.


Council would like to encourage members of the community to consider nominating to become an elected member of Council.  Being an elected member is one of the most direct ways you can have an influence on decisions that affect your local area.  To be eligible to stand as a candidate you must be on the Council voters roll.  Two elections will be held, one for the Mayor of Council and the other to elect 7 Area Councillors.

Council will host two information sessions on Wednesday 22 August and Wednesday 12 September at the Council office, for persons who would like to find out more information about what is involved in being an elected member.  In addition, potential candidates may prefer to attend one of 2 “open door sessions’ with Council’s CEO on 1 August and 8 August.  Nomination kits will be available at the information sessions or can be collected from the Council office from early August.

Nominations for the 2018 local government elections open Tuesday 4 September 2018 and close Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 12 noon. During this time, you must complete and lodge a nomination form which is available from the council office.

You will also be asked to lodge a 150-word candidate profile and a ‘head shoulders’ photograph which will be published in the newspaper, on our website and facebook page.

You should refer to the 2018 candidate resources for more information about the nomination process and requirements once they become available in early August. 


Voting in council elections is done by post.

If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed a enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018.  

Votes must be received before 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.


Close of Voters Roll                        Friday 10 August
CEO Open door sessions                 Wednesday 1st & 8th August (2-4 pm)
Candidate Information Sessions      Wednesday 22 August at 10.00 am
                                                         Wednesday, 12 September at 5.00 pm
Nominations Open                           Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nominations Close                          12 noon, Tuesday 18 September
Ballot Papers posted                        Monday 22 – Friday 26 October 2018
Close of Voting                                5pm, Friday, 9 November 2018
Polling Day                                      Saturday, 10 November 2018

For further information please contact Council on (08) 8767 2033 or Email

All material on this website is authorised by Andrew MacDonald, Kingston District Council, 29 Holland Street, Kingston SE SA 5275.