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2016 NSW Local Government Election

The NSW Electoral Commission is required by legislation to conduct the 2016 local council elections on Saturday 10 September, unless advised otherwise. A dedicated website has been launched for those elections. The website address is:  Cessnock Local Government Area elections will be held on Saturday 10 September 2016.

For specific information regarding the Cessnock Local Government Area go to 

Candidate helpdesk - 1300 088 942

Funding, Disclosure, Compliance Hotline - 1300 022 011

Returning Officer-

Ms Vija Graham NSW Electoral Commission Shop 23, 159 John Street, Singleton NSW 2330 Ph: 5553 0980 Fax: 9151 1483 email:


Election Calendar

 Event Key Date(S) 
Nominations Open 1 August              6pm 
Nomination Day: close of nominations and registration of electoral material commences  10 August          12pm
Pre-poll voting opens  29 August
Registration of electoral material closes  2 September       5pm

DI voting commences

Postal vote application closes

 5 September       5pm

DI voting closes

Pre-poll voting closes

 9 September       6pm
Election Day

10 September      8am to 6pm

 Return of postal votes closes  12 September   6pm


Ward Map


Pre-Poll Voting

Begins on Monday 29 August and ends at 6pm Friday 9 September 2016 ​(Check NSW Electoral Commission Website for confirmation of dates and times)

Pre-poll venues

Branxton Community Hall, 35 Bowen street, Branxton NSW 2335 (from 7 September 2016)

Cessnock Pre-poll, 2171/10 Allandale Road, Cessnock NSW 2325

Kurri Kurri Community Centre, 251 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

Singleton Region Returning Officer's Office, Shop 23, 159 John Street, Singleton NSW 2330

Voting by Post

You can apply online for a postal vote from or by calling 1300 135 736.  Your application

must be completed and received by the NSW Electoral Commission no later than 5pm Monday, 5 September 2016.