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Local Government Elections

The NSW Local Government Elections were held on Saturday 10 September 2016.

Following the announcement of Peter Besseling's resignation as Mayor on 8 May 2017,  a by-election must be held in order to fill the vacancy of Mayor within 3 months of the vacancy occurring.   

Port Macquarie-Hastings By-Election

The NSW Electoral Commission has set the date of Saturday 29 July 2017 for a mayoral by-election to be held.

It is compulsory for Australian citizens who are residents of the Port Macquarie-Hastings local government area, and eligible to vote, to enrol and vote for a Mayor for the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on election day - Saturday, 29 July 2017.

Full details of the by-election including significant dates, polling places and early voting are available from the NSW Electoral Commission website.

If you are unable to make it to a polling place on election day, you may be eligible to cast an early vote using the postal or pre-poll options outlined on the NSW Electoral  Commission Website.

For information on the Mayoral candidates, visit the NSW Electoral  Commission Website. 

Information on the current Councillors of Port Macquarie-Hastings can be found on this website. 


This page was last updated on: 14 July 2017