Ordinary Elections

Elections are held every two (2) years on the third Saturday in October. The next ordinary election is to be held in October 2017.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS - 21 OCTOBER 2017

ENROLLING TO VOTE

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the following in-person Local Government elections on 21 October 2017 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the relevant Local Government.

Residents

You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5.00pm 1 September 2017. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll but meet the eligibility criteria for this Roll, a claim for enrolment can be made to any Divisional Returning Officer of the Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia. Forms are available from all post offices or the Western Australian Electoral Commission and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer by 5.00pm Friday 1 September 2017.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers

If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in your Local Government area and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enroll to vote and should make an enrolment application to the Local Government. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in a particular Local Government, you may be eligible to enroll to vote if you were on the Local Government’s last electoral roll prior to May 1996. Please contact the particular Local Government for details.

Owners of land who were on the last roll of the Local Government continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates.

Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact their particular Local Government to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enroll as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next 3 months following the date of the application to enroll.

Joint Owners and Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enroll as owner/occupier electors.

Corporations

A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enroll as owner/occupier electors.

Enrolment Forms

Enrolment claim forms can be obtained from Local Governments or Australian Electoral Commission offices, or downloaded via the link below, and should be lodged with the particular Chief Executive Officer by 5.00pm Friday 1 September 2017. If you registered for the 2015 elections or since that time you do not need to register.

Click here to download an enrolment form to enrol to vote.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations open Thursday 7 September 2017 and close at 4.00pm on Thursday 14 September 2017.

Nominations must be accompanied by a nomination deposit of $80.00, which must be received by the Returning Officer before the close of nominations.

Click here to download a nomination form for Council

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