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Elections are currently underway for 67 local councils around South Australia. Held every four years, voting is by postal ballot and is not compulsory. Ballot packs will be sent to approximately 1.3 million enrolled electors from 22 to 26 October with voting to close on 9 November 2018.

24/11/2018 - 8:00am

The Victorian State election is on Saturday 24 November

For Victorian residents, you must be on the electoral roll for the address you live at by 8.00 pm on Tuesday 6 November 2018 (Melbourne Cup Day) to vote.

On 1 July 2018 important new laws for electoral funding and disclosure begin. The new laws provide for more frequent disclosure of political donations and aim to simplify processes for electoral participants in state and local government elections in New South Wales. The new rules will apply to participants at the 2019 NSW State election.