Critical dates for the 2016 local body elections.

Date Activity
13 July  Public notice of election, calling for nominations, electoral roll open for inspection
15 July
Nominations open
12 August

Nominations close at 12 noon
Electoral roll closes
17 August
(or as soon as practical)
Public notice of candidate names
16 - 21 September Delivery of voting documents
16 September - 8 October Voting period (including Special Voting)
Early processing period
8 October Election Day - voting closes at 12 noon
Preliminary results announced
13 - 19 October Declaration / public notice of results 
Mid December Return of election expenses and donations forms