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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 27 January 2020 at 03:06)
310B   Elections may be conducted exclusively by postal voting
(1)  This section applies to—
(a)  the City of Sydney local government area, and
(b)  any other local government area prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.
(2)  A council may by a resolution made at least 18 months before the next ordinary election of councillors determine that voting at that election is to be conducted—
(a)  by means of attendance and postal voting, or
(b)  exclusively by means of postal voting.
(3)  Voting at an ordinary election of councillors must be conducted by the same means, whether by means of attendance and postal voting or exclusively by means of postal voting, as the previous ordinary election of councillors was conducted unless the council has determined by a resolution that complies with subsection (2) to change the means of conducting the voting.
(4)  Voting at a by-election must be conducted by the same means, whether by means of attendance and postal voting or exclusively by means of postal voting, as the previous ordinary election of councillors was conducted unless the council determines by a resolution made not later than 14 days after the casual vacancy occurred to change the means of conducting the voting.
(5)  Voting at a constitutional referendum or council poll must be conducted by the same means, whether by means of attendance and postal voting or exclusively by means of postal voting, as the previous ordinary election of councillors was conducted unless the council determines by a resolution made at the same meeting that the council determined to hold the referendum or take the poll to change the means of conducting the voting.
(6)  An election, constitutional referendum or council poll to be conducted exclusively by means of postal voting is to be conducted in accordance with the regulations.