At the Meeting of Council to be held on Monday 21 September 2020, Councillors will vote for the next Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Sutherland Shire.
In this mid-term election, the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are voted on by the elected Councillors and the decision, based on the majority vote, will be announced on the night, with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor sworn in immediately.
While the public won’t be voting at this election, this is a public meeting and the community are welcome to attend to watch the proceedings. Please note, in order to adhere to social distancing requirements in the Council Chamber, limited attendance for members of the public will apply (please see here for more information). A webcast of the meeting will be available on Council’s website the following day.
For further information about the process of electing a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor, see Office of Local Government Website
About the Mayoral Election Process
Sutherland Shire Council currently has 15 Councillors representing our community. Of those Councillors, there are seven representing the Liberal Party of Australia, seven representing the Australian Labor Party and one independent.
Councillors nominate their preferred candidate for the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. If more than one candidate has been nominated, the Council must determine by resolution, the method of voting.
In the event of a tied vote, the decision is made “by lot” which means the names of candidates will be placed in a ballot box and one name will be drawn out. Each Councillor has the right to abstain from voting.
You can find out more about our Councillors here: Sutherland Shire Councillors
For more information about Local Government Elections, see Local Government Elections