Elections

Local government and state government elections were conducted across Queensland in 2012. 

The Electoral Commission is an independent body responsible for the impartial conduct of State and local government elections in Queensland. Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring fair electoral boundaries for elections
  • Administering the public reporting of political parties’ income and expenditure
  • Maintaining the electoral roll
  • Fostering public understanding of our democratic system

For the latest information on election dates, enrolment and electoral rolls, voting and nominations, visit Electoral Commission Queensland (link opens in new window)


Election signage

All election candidates are responsible for ensuring their election signs are used in accordance with council's local law.

Council has developed an electoral signage fact sheet to assist candidates. Conditions relating to election signs are also contained in Schedule 9 of Moreton Bay Regional Council Subordinate Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2011.

Breaches may result in confiscation of signs and/or fines.

Council elections

Council elections are held every four years with the next elections due to be held in 2016.

Local Government elections in Queensland are no longer the responsibility of individual Councils. Instead, they are conducted by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ). 

The Electoral Commission is an independent body responsible for the impartial conduct of local government elections in Queensland. Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring fair electoral boundaries for elections
  • Administering the public reporting of political parties’ income and expenditure
  • Maintaining the electoral roll
  • Fostering public understanding of our democratic system
For the latest information on election dates, enrolment and electoral rolls, voting and nominations, visit Electoral Commission Queensland link opens in new window

Legislation

The Local Government Electoral Act 2011 and the Local Government Act 2009 are the relevant legislation governing Council and Council Elections.  These Acts can be viewed on the Queensland Government website Queensland Legislation.

New Divisional Boundaries

In accordance with the Local Government Act 2009, changes were made to the existing boundaries of a number of electoral divisions in Moreton Bay Regional Council for the 2012 elections.  

Visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland (link opens in new window) website to view the details of the changes Local Government Reviews. Also see Council's divisional boundaries maps.

Enrolling to vote and voting options

In Queensland, enrolment and voting is compulsory for Federal, State and Local Government Elections. 

Before you can vote, your name must be on the Queensland Electoral roll. It is your responsibility to keep your enrolment records up to date and correct. 

You need to contact the ECQ directly to enrol to vote for Local Government elections or apply for any available voting options such as postal, absentee and pre-poll voting. For details on voting options visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland link opens in new window website. For voter roll enquiries call 1300 881 665 or email any electoral enquiries to: ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au link opens email message.

You can check your enrolment, enrol to vote, change your details and find out cut-off dates for enrolling through the Electoral Commission Queensland website.

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