On Saturday 4 December the Penrith community will elect 15 people to represent them as Councillors for the next three years.
To have your say, you must be on the NSW Electoral Roll. All Australian Citizens over the age of 18 are eligible to enrol. For this election, applications to be on the roll close on Monday, 25 October. You can enrol here https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/
Candidates in the upcoming election will be announced in early November. Voting is compulsory for all on the electoral roll and fines apply if you fail to vote. Absentee voting is not an option at local elections, so if you won’t be in Penrith on election day you must request a postal vote before 5pm, Monday 29 November or make a pre-poll vote before 6pm Friday 3 December.
For this election, changes have been made to allow voters to apply for a postal vote or make a pre-poll vote if they are concerned about the COVID-19 situation.
It is important to remember that Penrith is made up of three wards – North, South and East. If you are voting on the day, you must vote in your ward. Polling places will be open at local schools and community halls from 8am to 6pm on election day. To find out your ward, to apply for a postal vote, where you can vote or how to enrol to vote, go to penrith.city/Council-Election