Elections & Enrolment

Our City is made up of a number wards, which are each represented on Council by a set number of Councillors. Your ward is your local area for voting purposes and is based on where you live. Council Elections occur every four years and at the time of the Election all of the positions are declared vacant and our next periodic election is due in November 2022.

The Principal Member of Council will be elected as Mayor, and seventeen Ward Councillors will be elected from our seven wards.

During 2016 we undertook a review of the size, structure and composition of the wards as we are required to do every eight years. This time around, the review resulted in a couple of minor ward boundary changes which came into effect for the 2018 Council election.

The adjustments affected Semaphore Ward, Port Adelaide Ward and Parks Ward. The entire suburb of Glanville is now within the Port Adelaide Ward, the entire suburb of Birkenhead is now within the Semaphore Ward and the entire suburb of Ottoway is now located in the Parks Ward.

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Supplementary Election - Enfield Ward

A supplementary election will be held to fill a vacancy in the Enfield Ward due to the resignation of a councillor.

The election will take place in February and the successful candidate's term will expire in November 2022.

Here is some information about the upcoming supplementary election:

Key Dates

Roll Close Friday 29 November 2019
ECSA Candidate Briefing Session Wednesday 8 January 2020, 6.00pm
Enfield Community Centre
540 Regency Road
Nominations Open Thursday 9 January 2020
Nominations Close 12 noon, Thursday 23 January 2020
Mail out of Voting Material 4 February 2020 - 10 February 2020
Close of Voting 12 noon, Monday 24 February 2020
Scrutiny and Count 24 February 2020


Nominations for the Enfield Ward supplementary election open Thursday 9 January 2020 and close 12 noon Thursday 23 January 2020.

During this time, you must complete and lodge a nomination form which will be available from the Council Administration Building.

You will also be asked to lodge a 150-word candidate profile and a ‘head shoulders’ photograph which will be published on a candidates’ website.

You should refer to the candidate resources for more information about the nomination process.


Voting in council elections is done by post.

If you are on the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in early February 2020.

The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in your council ward. To find out more about each of the candidates and what they stand for go to the council elections candidates website, then complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

Votes must be received before 12 noon Monday 24 February 2020.

Participating in your council election is one of the most direct ways that you can make a difference to everyday life in your local community.

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Authorised by:
Mark Withers
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 110