A by-election for a councillor of the Aurukun Shire Council was held on Saturday, 31 October 2020. The by-election was a result of the resignation of a current sitting councillor. View the notice of election PDF (0.15 MB).
The Aurukun by-election was held on the same day as the State general election. Aurukun electors voted in the by-election and State general election at the same time.
The ECQ delivered the Aurukun by-election in accordance with advice from Queensland’s health authorities with a range of protection measures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key election dates
- Notice of Election - Saturday, 3 October 2020.
- Candidate nominations opened - Saturday, 3 October 2020.
- Close of electoral roll - Saturday, 10 October 2020.
- Candidate nominations closed - Monday, 12 October 2020, 12pm (noon).
- Ballot draw - Monday, 12 October 2020, 2.30pm.
- Postal vote applications closed - Monday, 19 October 2020, 7pm.
- Early voting:
- Monday, 26 October 2020 (Cairns, for electors voting outside the council area).
- Friday, 30 October 2020 (Aurukun).
- Election day - Saturday, 31 October 2020.
- Preliminary (unofficial) count commenced after 6pm on election day, Saturday 31 October 2020.
- Official count commenced from Sunday, 1 November 2020.