Local Government By-elections 2012-2016

Enrolment and Voter Participation

By-election Total Electors Formal Votes Informal Votes Total Votes Participation Rate
%
Informality Rate
%
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward C) 945 627 12 639 66.3 1.9
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward B) N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2015 Clarence Valley Council N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2015 City of Newcastle (Ward 3) 27,132 19,227 1,211 20,438 75.3 5.9
2015 Council of the City of Ryde (East Ward) 23,033 13,177 541 13,718 59.6 4.0
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (First Ward) 14,047 8,590 425 9,015 64.2 4.7
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (Second Ward) 15,465 9,944 390 10,334 66.8 3.8
2014 Newcastle City Council 114,334 83,208 5,051 88,259 77.2 5.7
2014 Marrickville Council (West Ward) 14,282 9,140 309 9,449 66.2 3.3
2014 Cobar Shire Council 3,100 2,063 84 2,147 69.3 3.9
2014 Urana Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2014 Leichhardt Municipal Council 8,985 6,024 95 6,119 68.1 1.6
2014 Brewarrina Shire Council 979 559 16 575 58.7 2.8
2014 Willoughby City Council (Sailors Bay Ward) 11,434 7,760 355 8,115 71.0 4.4
2014 Willoughby City Council Mayoral 45,061 30,041 1,152 31,193 69.2 3.7
2014 Hurstville Council 18,320 12,760 645 13,405 73.2 4.8
2014 Woollahra Municipal Council (Double Bay Ward) 7,895 3,339 70 3,409 43.2 2.1
2013 Bland Shire Council 4,400 3,364 57 3,421 77.7 1.7
2013 Broken Hill City Council 13,592 10,250 788 11,038 80.5 7.2
2013 Cowra Shire Council 9,238 6,723 370 7,093 76.8 5.2
2013 Gilgandra Shire Council 3,201 N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2013 Gwydir Shire Council 3,814 2,769 99 2,868 75.2 3.5
2013 Murray Council 4,816 3,671 134 3,805 73.8 3.5      
2013 Singleton Council 15,273 11,459 280 11,739 76.86 2.4
2013 Wakool Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*

Voting options used by Electors

By-election Postal Voting Pre-poll/Declared Institution VotingOrdinary Declaration Votes (Enrol and Vote, Silent, Section)
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward C) 17 231 391 0
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward B) N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2015 Clarence Valley Council N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2015 City of Newcastle (Ward 3) 1,096 2,250 16,818 274
2015 Council of the City of Ryde (East Ward) 556 767 12,248 147
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (First Ward) 227 1,939 6,750 99
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (Second Ward) 349 1,097 8,800 88
2014 Newcastle City Council 3,919 9,472 74,194 674
2014 Marrickville Council (West Ward) 324 1,323 7,703 99
2014 Cobar Shire Council 107 1,106 914 1
2014 Urana Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A*  N/A*
2014 Leichhardt Municipal Council 341 1,659 4,046 73
2014 Brewarrina Shire Council 31 72 464 8
2014 Willoughby City Council (Sailors Bay Ward) 472 1,079 6,530 34
2014 Willoughby City Council Mayoral 1,768 67 25,498 386
2014 Hurstville City Council 366 2,326 9,970 98
2014 Woollahra Municipal Council (Double Bay Ward) 147 667 2,455 70
2013 Bland Shire Council 117 608 2,671 25
2013 Broken Hill City Council 190 3,681 7,134 33
2013 Cowra Shire Council 166 2,961 3,917 49
2013 Gilgandra Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*
2013 Gwydir Shire Council 202 620 2,044 2
2013 Murray Shire Council 121 1,060 2,605 19
2013 Singleton Shire Council 229 5,666 5,746 98
2013 Wakool Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A* N/A*

Polling Locations and Staffing

By-election Pre-poll voting centres Polling Places Election Officials
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward C) 1 1 4
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward B) N/A* N/A* N/A*
2015 Clarence Valley Council N/A* N/A* N/A*
2015 City of Newcastle (Ward 3) 1 14 73
2015 Council of the City of Ryde (East Ward) 1 11 74
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (First Ward) 1 10 (a)
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (Second Ward) 1 8 (a) 
2014 Newcastle City Council 1 47 (a)
2014 Marrickville Council (West Ward) 1 10 55
2014 Cobar Shire Council 1 4 11
2014 Urana Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A*
2014 Leichhardt Municipal Council 1 4 23
2014 Brewarrina Shire Council 1 3 8
2014 Willoughby City Council (Sailors Bay Ward) 1 5 126
2014 Willoughby City Council Mayoral 1 17 126
2014 Hurstville City Council 1 7 18
2014 Woollahra Municipal Council (Double Bay Ward) 1 3 57
2013 Bland Shire Council 0 7 12
2013 Broken Hill City Council 1 7 N/A
2013 Cowra Shire Council 1 8 12
2013 Gilgandra Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A*
2013 Gwydir Shire Council 2 8 10
2013 Murray Shire Council 2 4 8
2013 Singleton Shire Council 1 13 21
2013 Wakool Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A*

Candidates and Cost

By-election Female Candidates Male CandidatesTotal Cost of By-election
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward C) 1 1 2 20,468
2016 Wakool Shire Council (Ward B)  N/A*  N/A*  N/A*  N/A*
2015 Clarence Valley Council  N/A*  N/A*  N/A*  N/A*
2015 City of Newcastle (Ward 3) 2 3 5 136,691
2015 Council of the City of Ryde (East Ward) 2 3 5 118,876
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (First Ward) 2 3 5 (a) 
2014 Blue Mountains City Council (Second Ward) 4 3 7 (a) 
2014 Newcastle City Council 2 5 7 (a) 
2014 Marrickville Council (West Ward) 1 3 4 79,400
2014 Cobar Shire Council 0 2 2 17,502
2014 Urana Shire Council N/A* N/A* N/A* 2,320
2014 Leichhardt Municipal Council 0 4 4 65,835
2014 Brewarrina Shire Council 3 5 8 16,812
2014 Willoughby City Council (Sailors Bay Ward) 1 2 3 76,080
2014 Willoughby City Council Mayoral 2 8 10 201,296
2014 Hurstville City Council 0 4 4 86,955
2014 Woollahra Municipal Council (Double Bay Ward) 2 1 3 33,570
2013 Bland Shire Council 0 3 3 29,215
2013 Broken Hill City Council 2 4 6 49,642
2013 Cowra Shire Council 0 6 6 33,170
2013 Gilgandra Shire Council 1 0 1 1,394
2013 Gwydir Shire Council 0 3 3 31,914
2013 Murray Shire Council 1 3 4 23,053
2013 Singleton Shire Council 2 2 4 44,597
2013 Wakool Shire Council 1 0 1 764

* Not applicable as this election was uncontested.
(a) To be provided.