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​A Ward 3 by-election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018.

Do you need to vote on 24 November 2018?

Voting is compulsory for people enrolled to vote in Ward 3. Go to the NSW Electoral Commission website to check if you're enrolled to vote in Ward 3, update your details and get more information about the by-election.

You can also sign up for an election reminder service​ at the same time.

Ward 3 Map

Candidate Information Session

Wednesday 17 October 2018 - 5.30 pm Acacia Room, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. RSVP 4227 7749 or email

Claims to be Included on the Non-Residential Roll of Electors - Closes 6pm Monday 15 October 2018.

Anyone wishing to be included on the non-residential roll of electors for this election must complete and return the applicable claim form to the General Manager. The completed claim form must be received by the General Manager before 6pm on Monday 15 October 2018.

Claims must be lodged in one of the following ways:
Post: Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong, DC, NSW, 2500
In person: 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong
Fax: (02) 4227 7277

Key dates:

​Monday 15 October 2018   ​Candidate Nominations open and Close of Rolls
​Wednesday 17 October 2018 ​Candidate Information Session
​Wednesday 24 October 2018 ​Nominations close at 12 noon
​Tuesday 30 October 2018 ​Postal voting applications open
​Monday 12 November 2018 ​Pre-poll voting opens. Pre-poll locations at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre and 2/73 King Street Warrawong. Visit the NSW Electoral Commission Early Voting website for full address and up to date hours of operation details.
​Monday 19 November 2018 ​Posting voting applications close
​Friday 23 November 2018 ​Pre-poll voting closes at 6pm

Saturday 24 November 2018 - Election Day


View the Election Calendar ​

Important information on political advertising for candidates


If the Returning Officer receives a complaint concerning an illegal poster outside a polling place, the candidate or Registered Political Party will be contacted and requested to arrange for its removal.

Posters are not to be exhibited on or in unoccupied premises unless permission has first been obtained from the owner, and it is also unlawful to attach posters to telegraph poles without the written consent of the appropriate electricity provider.

Council will not approve any request for electoral material to be erected on or attached to any Council property.

Please see the below letter from Endeavour Energy as a reminder to candidates that Endeavour Energy does not permit political posters to be attached to its power poles, streetlight columns or other network equipment.

Endeavour Energy letter

See also Chapter 12 of the NSW EC Handbook for Parties, Groups, Candidates and Volunteers on Election Advertising.

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