Board election 2020

Voting to elect 34 Local Land Service board membersin the 2020 Board election is now open.

As a ratepayer, you have the opportunity to have your say on who represents your views on your local Board.

In these challenging times it is important to consider who in your local region best understands the issues and will adequately represent you and your local community.

For the 2020 Board election, all Local Land Services ratepayers are eligible to vote, however you do need to let us know how you’d like to receive your voting pack.

Electronic voting packs can be requested up until 5:00 pm Wednesday 6 May 2020. Requests for postal packs closed at 5:00 pm Monday 30 March 2020.

Register for an electronic voting pack here.

What has changed

Some amendments to the Local Land Services Regulation (2014) were approved in late 2019 with a view to delivering a robust election process, improved voting accessibility and increased voter participation. Voting continues to be voluntary.

The main changes impacting our customers are as follows:

  • The requirement for occupiers to enrol to vote in local board elections has been removed. Instead, occupiers will automatically be eligible to vote in the election.
  • Only one vote per person or company in each region is allowed, regardless of the number of holdings they might have in that region. If the person or company has a holding(s) in another region, they will have one vote in that region as well.
  • Customers will not be sent a hardcopy voting pack as they have in the past, but they need to let Local Land Services whether they’d like to receive their pack by email or post. They can do this by contacting their local office or by visiting www.lls.nsw.gov.au and completing a simple request form.

Ratepayers across all Local Land Services regions continue to be eligible to nominate as candidates and vote. However, a person will now be considered ineligible if they have been bankrupt (or similar) in the last 15 years; or if the person has been convicted of an offence anywhere that, if committed in NSW, would be punishable by imprisonment for 12 months or more.

Click here for more information on voter eligibility.

You can find answers to the Frequently Answered Questions here PDF, 812.71 KB.

Candidate information

A full list of candidates running in this year's election can be viewed here.

Voting in the election

Local Land Services ratepayers who have nominated for a voting pack in this year’s election will receive their pack either by post or by email from Thursday 9 April 2020.

Completed postal votes must be received by the Returning Officer by 5 pm AEST Friday 8 May 2020, in order to be considered for processing.

Voters should allow 24 hours after requesting an electronic voting pack to receive the email from Austelect including the link to the secure, voting website and your unique password.

To receive an electronic voting pack, eligible ratepayers should register using the form below.

If you experience any issues with the electronic voting process please contact Austelect on 1800 224 420 or email help@austelect.com


Key dates

You must request an electronic voting pack by 5:00 pm Wednesday 6 May 2020.

Voting will open 12:00 pm AEST Thursday 9 April 2020 and close AEST 5:00 pm Friday 8 May 2020.

Election results will be announced in June.

Voting packs

Requests for postal voting packs closed at 5:00 pm Monday 30 March 2020.

Electronic voting packs can be requested up until 5:00 pm Wednesday 6 May 2020.

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