Information on council elections, how to become a councillor and Council's youth mentoring program
Local Government elections are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of September every 4th year.
The next elections for Clarence Valley Council will be held on Saturday 8 September 2012. Click here for a link to the website for the NSW Electoral Commission which will be conducting the election, or phone 1300 135 736.
Applications for postal voting are available to eligible electors at www.votensw.info.
Pre Poll Voting:
Pre-poll Voting will be available on each weekday from Monday 27 August to Friday 7 September at:
15 Prince St, Grafton - the Returning Officers office, and
50 River Street, Maclean - the Committee Room at Council’s Maclean office
Hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm weekdays except Friday 7 September which will be 8.30 am to 6 pm
The rolls closed at 6.00pm Monday, 30 July 2012.
Voting in Local Government elections is compulsory for all electors included on the residential roll.
All enquiries about the election process should be made direct to the NSW Electoral Commission or by telephoning 1300 135 736 or by attending a candidate information session.
Interested in becoming a councillor?
The NSW Division of Local Government (formerly known as the Department of Local Government) in collaboration with the Local Government & Shires Associations of NSW has produced a booklet for people who may be interested in becoming a Councillor. Click on the following to download a copy.
Youth mentoring program
Local young people who are interest in becoming a Councillor, or have an interest in seeing how local government works, also have the opportunity to nominate for Council's Youth Mentoring Program.
The Program provides young people in the Clarence Valley between the ages of 18 and 25 the opportunity to gain first hand experience of local government and the role of councillors, through a mentor relationship with a current councillor.
Application forms are available below or from Brian Lane - 6641 7203 or Philip Rose - 6641 7222.
- Youth Mentoring Program Memorandum of Understanding
- Application to Participate in Youth Mentoring Program