Ratepayer Elector / Non-resident Ratepayer
If you are on the parliamentary electoral roll in one area, and pay rates on a property in our district, you are eligible for enrolment on the non-resident ratepayer roll.
First, it is important to understand the difference between a “Residential Elector” and a “Ratepayer Elector”.
- Residential Electors receive votes based on where they live.
- Ratepayer Electors receive votes based on where they own property.
It is also important to understand that you only get to vote once in any given election. For instance, if you own the property you live in, you do not get another vote as a ratepayer because you will already receive a vote as a residential elector.
To get yourself on the Non-resident ratepayer role you can either download and send in the Ratepayer Electoral Enrolment Form or you can use the Electionzn.com Ratepayer Portal to register online.
You will need the following information handy if using either option:
- the address of the property where you live most of the time (residential address). This should be the address you are enrolled at on the parliamentary electoral roll.
- postal address, if different from your residential address
- address of the property you pay rates on, but do not live at
- the name(s) that appear on the rates notice for this property
- the valuation number and the legal description as they appear on the rates notice (if available)
- your contact details. These are used by the Electoral Officer to communicate with you about the enrolment.