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Election Information

The links below will take you to the Electoral Commission website, who have been appointed to conduct the Tweed Shire Local Government Elections. You can also follow the NSW Electoral Commission on Facebook or Twitter.

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer (Pamela Costello) is appointed to conduct the Tweed Shire Local Government Election, contact details are:

Telephone: 1300 135 736 Facsimile: (02) 9151 1488
Location: 1/31 Machinery Drive Tweed Heads South

Office Open Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Postal Address: PO Box 6328 Tweed Heads South NSW 2486

Background Information

Ordinary elections for Councillors are held every four (4) years, with the original election scheduled for 10 September 2016 (now postponed to 29 October 2016 due to the death of a nominated candidate) and Council has engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct this Election. Under the Local Government Act (Section 309), “if a candidate dies between noon on nomination day and 6pm on election day, the election fails and a new election in that council area or ward will be held at a later date”

Last Updated: 14 October 2016