Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Division 5 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 to fill a vacancy in the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, Division 5 is being held in November and December 2021. Early voting will be held during the week of Monday 29 November, with election day on Saturday 4 December.

View the notice of election PDF (0.13 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 divided councils is optional preferential voting. To make your vote count, you must number one, some, or all the candidates on your ballot paper, in order of preference starting with 1.

Early voting opens soon

Early voting is between 9am and 6pm on Friday 3 December at The Seisia Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Tumema Street, Seisia.

Election day voting is between 8am and 6pm on Saturday 4 December at The Seisia Indigenous Knowledge Centre.

Details of early voting centres and polling places are available here.

Other ways to cast your vote

Postal vote

If you have applied for a postal vote, complete and return it as soon as you receive it. You must complete your vote by 6pm Saturday 4 December 2021, and the ECQ must receive it by Tuesday 14 December 2021 for your vote to be counted.

Telephone vote

Telephone voting is available for electors who cannot postal vote or attend a polling place in person.

For the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council by-election, this will include overseas and interstate electors, and people in quarantine or self-isolating after a COVID-19 test.

Telephone voting requires two phone calls. The first one to register, the second one to vote.

Registration for telephone voting opens at 9am on Monday 22 November and closes at 12 noon on election day, Saturday 4 December.

You must complete your telephone vote before 6pm on election day.

Learn more about how to telephone vote. PDF (0.7 MB)


Candidate nominations closed at noon on Monday 15 November 2021.

See who has nominated.

Check or update your details

Check or update your details at

COVID-19 measures

A COVID-safe plan will be in place for all polling places and venues for the by-election. You will need to check in using the Check in Qld app. Other measures such as cleaning, sanitation and physical distancing will also be implemented based on advice from the Queensland's Chief Health Officer.

Key election dates

  • Notice of Election – Friday 5 November 2021.
  • Candidate nominations open - Friday 5 November 2021.
  • Close of electoral roll – Thursday 11 November 2021.
  • Candidate nominations close – Monday 15 November 2021.
  • Ballot paper order draw – Monday 15 November 2021.
  • Postal vote applications close – Monday 22 November 2021.
  • Early voting - beginning the week of Monday 29 November.
  • Election day – Saturday 4 December 2021, 8am to 6pm.

Returning officer

Name: Alicia Hangan

RO Office: The Seisia Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Tumera Street Seisia QLD 4876