Business voting in Council elections
Businesses across the local area have previously been able to vote in Council elections. Each business had the right to make the choice as to whether they voluntarily enrolled to vote or not.
In 2015, a NSW Government legislative amendment made it compulsory for businesses that own, lease or occupy land in the City of Sydney local area to be on the non-residential electoral roll and to vote in Council elections.
Under the legislation, the City of Sydney is responsible for creating and maintaining the non-residential electoral roll, not the NSW Electoral Commission.
The next Council elections are scheduled for September 2016.
Work is now underway to create the non-residential roll. Details of what will be required from businesses in order to enrol will be available later in 2015. Under the legislation, provision of this information is compulsory.
The City will contact businesses in the local area with more information about voting eligibility and the enrolment process as soon as information is available.
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Last updated: Monday, 13 July 2015