Non-residential register and rolls

Non-residential register and rolls

Failed to vote?

If you have received a failure to vote letter, please phone the NSW Electoral Commission.

1300 135 736

2016 Local Government election

Non-residential electoral rolls for 2016 are closed

The electoral rolls for the 2016 election closed on 1 August. The City of Sydney has now provided details from the non-residential register to the NSW Electoral Commission, which has verified if each individual on the register is eligible for the non-residential electoral rolls.

If you are eligible, your name and address has been added to the non-residential electoral roll and you will be required to vote at City of Sydney Local Government elections. From mid-August these people will receive a letter notifying them of their inclusion on the electoral roll. You can download translated versions of the letter.

Checking your name on the electoral roll

You are able to check if your name is on the non-residential owner or occupier/ratepaying lessee electoral roll to confirm if you are required to vote by checking online with the NSW Electoral Commission. You must enter your details exactly as they appear on the electoral roll. The address required is the entitlement address as shown on your letter confirming you are enrolled.

The address on the electoral roll will be that of the property you own, occupy or lease in the City of Sydney Local Government Area. The address of silent electors will not be displayed.

Deeming and nominations 

I have been deemed. What does this mean?

I have been nominated. What does this mean?

Voting at the 2016 Local Government election

It is compulsory to vote at this election if your details are on the electoral roll. There is no absentee voting at Local Government elections, apart from Sydney Town Hall, but you can apply for a postal vote or vote at a pre-poll location before election day.

See the NSW Electoral Commission’s election website or contact them on 1300 135 736 for more details.

Learn more about voting

If you would like to chat directly to our staff about your eligibility or the register, call our Customer Service team on 1800 101 667 or email

Electoral register and rolls methodology and program plan

In August 2015 Council unanimously endorsed a detailed methodology and program plan to guide the development of the non-residential register and roll.

A total of 22,972 non-residential voters have been verified by the NSW Electoral Commission to vote at the 2016 City of Sydney election held on 10 September 2016.

Our fact sheet provides information about the non-residential register and rolls results and outcomes.

Key dates

4 July 2016

14 July 2016

  • Final date you could provide your information to ensure it was included for the September election.

1 August 2016

  • Rolls are now closed.

10 September 2016

  • City of Sydney Local Government election.

Last updated: Friday, 25 November 2016