The Lane Cove Council Elections are on 4 December 2021. Voting is compulsory.
The Lane Cove Council Local Government Area is divided into three wards, and each ward will elect three councillors. The wards are West, Central and East Wards.
To find out where to vote on 4 December, you can put your address in the electorate finder on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
- Type your address in the Find my Electorate search bar
- Click on either West, Central or East Ward
- Scroll down to view polling locations (via a map or list view).
At the moment, the Electoral Commission Website is crashing due to the number of voters looking for information, so be patient.
Lane Cove Election – 4 December 2021 – Meet the Candidates Forum
Central Ward Zoom Night – 23 November at 7.00 pm – get tickets here https://bit.ly/3wZge1m
West-Ward Zoom Night – 24 November at 7.00 pm – get tickets here. https://bit.ly/3wZge1m
Time: Registration from 6.15 pm for a 7.00 pm start
West-Ward covers Linley Point, Waterview Drive and parts of Lane Cove West and part of Lane Cove North. If you live on the Mowbray Public School side of Mowbray Road, you are in Willoughby Council.
The map of West Ward is below
Central Ward covers Lane Cove Village, Riverview and Longueville.
East Ward covers the Little Street/Pottery Green area of Lane Cove and one side of Longueville Road (i.e. the St Michael’s Church side), Greenwich, Northwood and Osborne Park. It also covers St Leonards South (so, for example, if you live in St Leonards Square, you are in East Ward). St Leonards South is also known as East Greenwich.
All Voters Can Pre Poll
John Schmidt, NSW Electoral Commissioner, said that in response to COVID-19, all voters are able to vote early in person, postal voting eligibility has been expanded, and for voters meeting strict eligibility criteria, iVote, the Commission’s technology-assisted online and telephone voting platform will be available at local council elections for the first time.
“Local Government elections will be held on 4 December, but there are also several ways voters can get their vote in ahead of that date. Voter safety is paramount, as is ensuring every eligible elector in NSW has a chance to have their voice heard.
“For the first time, all voters are eligible to vote in person at any time during the two-week voting period when a polling place is open. Early voting venues are listed on our website,” he said.
Where to Pre Poll in Lane Cove
In Lane Cove, you can pre-poll at the Lane Cove Council Chambers from 22 November to 3 December 2021.
Recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2021 mean that voters will have a longer period in which to apply for, receive and return postal voting packs.
Postal vote applications are open from today, Tuesday 26 October, and postal votes must be received by 6 pm, 17 December.
All polling places will be run in line with COVID-safe election guidelines, including physical distancing, mask-wearing, single-use pens and queue management. Signage and staff will direct voters to check-in and comply with NSW Health advice.
Where to Vote in Lane Cove
One of the most popular polling stations in Lane Cove is usually the Lane Cove Public School. However, Lane Cove Public School will not be a polling station at this election due to the hall fire. You can vote in Lane Cove at these venues.
|Lane Cove Central||Lane Cove Civic Centre||Little Street||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove Central||Lane Cove Bowling Club and Recreation Club Ltd||151 Burns Bay Road||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove Central||Lane Cove West Public School||Avalon Avenue||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove Central||St Andrews Uniting Church Hall Longueville||Christina Street||Longueville|
|Lane Cove Central||St Ignatius College Junior School Regis Hall Riverview||Riverview Street||Riverview|
|Lane Cove Central||St Michael’s Catholic Primary School||181 Longueville Road||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove East||Greenwich Memorial Community Centre||46-50 Greenwich Road||Greenwich|
|Lane Cove East||Greenwich Public School||32 Kingslangley Road||Greenwich|
|Lane Cove East||Lane Cove Civic Centre||Little Street||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove East||St Andrews Uniting Church Hall Longueville||Christina Street||Longueville|
|Lane Cove East||St Michael’s Catholic Primary School||181 Longueville Road||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove West||Lane Cove Civic Centre||Little Street||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove West||Lane Cove Bowling Club and Recreation Club Ltd||151 Burns Bay Road||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove West||Lane Cove West Public School||Avalon Avenue||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove West||Mowbray Public School||635 Mowbray Road||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove West||St Michael’s Catholic Primary School||181 Longueville Road||Lane Cove|
|Lane Cove West||The Meeting House Inc.||23A Stokes Street||Lane Cove North|
|Lane Cove West||West Chatswood Community Room||565 Mowbray West||Lane Cove|
Get to Know Your Candidates
Read our article here on the candidates.
Note: Scott Bennison did not respond to the invitation until close to the event and advised he had a prior engagement. If he had contacted ITC prior to the day of the event, we would have been more than happy to reschedule to a date all candidates could be involved.
People have told ITC that they are confused about preferences. Voices of North Sydney (an independent organisation) has produced an excellent video that explains how preferences work in the Local Government Elections.
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