Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council Councillor By-election

The Electoral Commission of Queensland acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country where the by-election is being conducted, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respects to all Traditional Owners, and Elders past, present and emerging.

A by-election in the Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council was held in January 2022.  The polls are now closed.

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*Results will be published progressively as they become available.

View the notice of election PDF (0.11 MB).

Key dates for the election can be viewed on the election timetable.

As required by the Local Government Electoral Act 2011, the system of voting for undivided councils is first-past-the-post voting.

Postal vote

If you have completed a postal vote, the ECQ must receive it by Tuesday 25 January 2022 for your vote to be counted. You must have completed your vote by 6pm on election day, Saturday 15 January 2021.

COVID-19 measures

A COVID-safe plan was in place at the polling booth. This included things like extra cleaning and sanitation.

Voters were advised to:

  • check in using the Check In Qld app or ask election staff to help check in
  • stay 1.5 metres away from people who are not from their household
  • wear a mask indoors unless they have an exemption/exception that is listed in the current health directive. (Children under 12 did not have to wear a mask).

There was hand sanitiser at the polling booth. Voters were welcome to bring their own pen or pencil to vote.

Key election dates

  • Notice of Election – Monday 13 December 2021.
  • Candidate nominations open - Monday 13 December 2021.
  • Close of electoral roll – Monday 20 December 2021.
  • Candidate nominations close – Thursday 23 December 2021, 12pm.
  • Ballot paper order draw – Thursday 23 December 2021, 2.30pm.
  • Postal vote applications close – Monday 3 January 2021, 7pm.
  • Early voting - Friday 14 January 2022, 9am to 6pm.
  • Election day – Saturday 15 January 2022, 8am to 6pm.

Returning officer

Name: Natalie Beattie

RO Office: Kowanyama Multi-Purpose Centre, Kowanyama Street KOWANYAMA 4892

Email: Natalie.Beattie@elections.qld.gov.au

Telephone: 0458 670 023

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