my husband and I just received a letter from .sydney City Council instructing us that, as non residential owners of a property in Sydney City Council we now need to register to vote in local elections. If we do not compete the enclosed forms we risk a $2,200 fine. They will use this information to determine who needs to be added to the NSW electoral register. Changes to the laws made by the NSW Govt. What if other councils follow suit? If you have properties in 5 areas, you have to vote at 5 local elections. This is crazy!