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How to Vote

Make your plan today!

Sydney deserves a brighter, fairer, greener future - but change will only happen if you vote for it.

Here you'll find all the information you need to make your plan to vote.

However you decide to cast your ballot, remember to:

Vote #1 Yvonne Weldon for Lord Mayor, and

Vote #1 Group C to elect our team of Independents to Council.

There are four options: online voting, voting by post, early voting, or voting on Election Day.

We can help you navigate these options. Sign up and we will keep you updated.


First things first: check your enrollment

Individuals can check their enrolment at the AEC, and non-residents and businesses - which get two votes - should check with the City of Sydney by email or by phone: 1800 101 667.


Early voting - now open!

Anyone enrolled to vote can vote in-person, before Election Day, at one of Sydney's six pre-polling stations:

Pre-polls are open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. Early voting closes 5pm Friday, 3 December 2021.

To vote, just bring a mask, and your phone to check in. ID such as a Passport or Drivers License may be helpful, but is not essential.

Download our How to Vote card to take with you on the day!


Online voting (iVote) - applications open!

Only certain voters are permitted to use iVote, including:

  • People who won't be in the City of Sydney on Election Day,
  • Silent electors,
  • Voters who applied for a postal vote but didn't receive it in time, and
  • People unable to vote without assistance, and blind or low vision voters.

Apply to use iVote online via the NSW Electoral Commission website - you will need your passport, drivers license or Medicare card.

Applications close 1pm Saturday, 4 December 2021. Voting closes 6pm the same day.


Postal voting - applications closed

Everyone enrolled to vote in the City of Sydney - whether resident or non-resident - is eligible to vote by post. But to do so, you must fill in an application.

Apply for a postal vote online via the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 29 November 2021.

Ballots will be sent from Monday, 8 November 2021.

Voting closes 6pm Friday, 17 December 2021.

The NSW Electoral Commission will send you a voting pack, which you need to return before Friday, 4 December 2021. The official information is here.

If you applied for a postal vote, but do not received your postal ballot before December 3, then you will be eligible to vote online (see Online voting above).


Voting on Election Day!

Saturday, December 4 2021 is Election Day. Anyone who's registered can vote at any polling station in the City of Sydney LGA.

  • Polls open 8am and close at 6pm on Saturday, December 4 2021.
  • Unite for Sydney volunteers will be at most - if not all - polling stations to assist you and answer any queries you may have on the day. If you'd like to sign up as a volunteer, click here.

To find your nearest polling station, click here.

It doesn't take 17 years to deliver a better future - it takes political courage. Vote #1 Yvonne Weldon for Lord Mayor, to take the City of Sydney forward to a brighter, fairer, greener future for all. 

Didn't find what you're looking for? You can check further details on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Remember, it's compulsory to vote in this election.