Make sure your voice is heard
Posted on 04 Oct, 2022
Residents in Alice Springs will head to the polling booth once again in 2022 with Alice Springs Town Council calling a by-election for Saturday 29 October.
Following the resignation of Jimmy Cocking from the position of Councillor earlier in 2022, a seat in the Chamber is now vacant with a by-election taking place to elect a ninth Councillor.
This will be held on Saturday 29 October with early voting commencing from Monday 17 October in Darwin, and Saturday 22 October in Alice Springs.
“Councillors make decisions in the best interest of the community and it’s important that residents get the opportunity to vote for their preferred representative,” Mayor Matt Paterson said.
“It’s vital that you get out to your closest polling booth on Saturday 29 October and make your voice heard. Every vote counts in these elections so be sure to have your say.”
Nominations for the one vacant position on Council will open on Friday 7 October and will be open for one week. They will close on Friday 14 October.
Two information sessions for those considering nominating for Council will be held in the Andy McNeill room on Thursday 6 October from 5 – 6pm and Wednesday 12 October from 12 – 1pm. These sessions will answer any questions you may have about standing for Council.
“Serving the community as an Elected Member is a privilege and extremely rewarding,” Mayor Paterson said.
“I encourage everyone with a genuine passion for Alice Springs to consider nominating.”
- Nominations open: Friday, 7 October 2022
- Close of electoral roll: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
- Close of nominations: Friday, 14 October 2022
- Early voting commences in Alice Springs: 9am-3pm Saturday, 22 October; 8am-5pm, Monday 24 to Thursday 27 October; 8am-6pm, Friday 28 October 2022; voting takes place in the Andy McNeill Room
- Election day: 8am-6pm, Saturday, 29 October 2022 in the Andy McNeill Room, 93 Todd Street
- Declaration of the election result: Friday, 11 November 2022