Non-residential roll for all councils (except the City of Sydney)
As required by the Local Government Act 1993, each council’s general manager prepares and certifies the non-residential rolls. For elections administered by the NSWEC, following the preparation and certification of the general manager's lists for the non-residential rolls, the Electoral Commissioner must confirm that those on the lists are able to be enrolled on the non-residential roll. For those elections administered by the general manager, the general manager takes the confirming role of the Electoral Commissioner.
Claims for inclusion on the non-residential roll must be made on the prescribed application forms available from council offices or websites prior to a relevant election.
Non-resident elector responsibility
Non-residential rolls lapse after each Local Government election. Any person who appeared on this roll at a previous election will have to reapply for the next election. Enquiries regarding entitlement to be on the non-residential roll should be directed to the relevant council, except for the Council of the City of Sydney where non-residential rolls are prepared, certified and confirmed by the NSWEC.
Claimants have responsibility for assessing their own eligibility to make a claim for inclusion in the non-residential rolls for any council/ward. If unsure it is suggested that independent advice is sought prior to lodging a claim. Requirements for making a claim for inclusion in the non-residential rolls include that the claim be signed by the claimant in the presence of an eligible witness.