Board election 2020
Voting to elect 34 Local Land Service board members will open on Thursday 9 April 2020 and as a ratepayer, you have the opportunity to choose 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.
All Local Land Services ratepayers are eligible to vote and as of this year, all ratepayers will be included on the electoral roll automatically.
There is no need to enrol but you do need to nominate for 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.
What has changed
Some amendments to the Local Land Services Regulation (2014) were approved in late 2019. The main ones 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 included on the roll, and therefore entitled to vote at an 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.
Ratepayers across all Local Land Services regions are 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.
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.
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.