Norfolk Island Regional Council 2020 election

The next election of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) is due to be held on 12 September 2020.

NIRC is engaging the Australian Election Company to run the election.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) will perform the roles of the Electoral Commission and Electoral Commissioner for the election.

This webpage provides information about the election. Further information will be added as it becomes available.

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Enrolment deadline

The closing date for the roll that will be used at the election is 3 August 2020. People should make sure they are enrolled before 3 August 2020.

People can apply to enrol or check or update their details at any time (see below).

Enrolment—residential roll

The residential roll will be based on the Australian electoral roll for Norfolk Island. If a Norfolk Island resident is on the Australian roll for Norfolk Island, they will automatically be included on the residential roll.

Enrolment on the Australian electoral roll is compulsory for eligible Norfolk Island residents.

How to enrol

To enrol on the Commonwealth electoral roll, visit the Australian Electoral Commission's (AEC) Norfolk Island electors page at www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/Special_Category/Norfolk_Island_electors.htm Norfolk Island residents will need to select ACT as their State or Territory.

How to check your enrolment

If anyone is unsure whether they are enrolled on the Australian electoral roll, they should check their enrolment on the AEC's website at www.aec.gov.au/check or by contacting the AEC.

Contact details for the AEC are available on their website at www.aec.gov.au/contact

If using the online enquiry form, Norfolk Island residents should:

  • select ‘Voting and Enrolment’ from the dropdown box next to ‘Topic’
  • select ‘ACT’ as their location from the dropdown box next to ‘State or territory’
  • click on the words ‘My question is related to enrolling and voting in federal elections’.

Changing details with the AEC

Anyone who needs to change their details on the Commonwealth electoral roll, should visit the AEC’s Norfolk Island electors page at www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/Special_Category/Norfolk_Island_electors.htm

Residents of Norfolk Island will need to select ACT as their State or territory.

Silent electors—residential roll

If a person believes that including their place of living on the residential roll would put their personal safety or the personal safety of members of their family at risk, they can ask for that information to be excluded.

A person who wishes to be included as a silent elector on the residential roll for the NIRC election will need to submit an application to the Department even if they are enrolled as a silent elector on the Commonwealth electoral roll for Norfolk Island.

Further information about enrolment for silent electors will be provided shortly.

Who can vote at the election?

A person can vote at the election if they are enrolled on the Commonwealth electoral roll AND they are:

  • a resident of Norfolk Island; OR
  • a non-resident owner of rateable land on Norfolk Island who is on the roll of non-resident owners of rateable land maintained by the General Manager of NIRC; OR
  • an occupier or ratepaying lessee of Norfolk Island land who is on the roll of occupiers and ratepaying lessees maintained by the General Manager of NIRC.

Prisoners enrolled on the Commonwealth electoral roll and serving a sentence of imprisonment of three years or more are not eligible to vote.

Voting

Each person is entitled to one vote.

Voting is compulsory for Norfolk Island residents.

Electors on the non-residential roll or the roll of occupiers and ratepaying lessees are not required to vote.

Further information

For information on the election, see the fact sheet PDF: 284 KB ReadSpeaker

If anyone has any questions about the election, they can send an email to NIRC.elections@infrastructure.gov.au

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Last Updated: 11 June, 2020