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Non-resident businesses and property owners voting in the City of Sydney election

If you own, occupy or lease property in our area but live elsewhere, you may be allowed to vote in the Council election.

We maintain a register of people who may be allowed to vote as non-residents at City of Sydney local government elections.

This includes owners, occupiers and rate-paying lessees of rateable property in the City of Sydney.

Why can you vote in our area

NSW Government changes to the City of Sydney Act 1988 mean the City of Sydney is required to maintain a register and for anyone who meets the eligibility criteria to give their details to us when requested. This requirement is different in other council areas.

At election time, we use the register to produce electoral rolls of applicable non-residents. The NSW Electoral Commission verifies these rolls to ensure individuals on it are entitled to vote. The commission includes them on the authorised roll of residents and non-residents to be used for that election.

The City of Sydney local government election is on Saturday 4 December.

Published 15 March 2021, updated 29 February 2024

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