Local Government Elections
Who is entitled to vote?
The roll for an election consists of:-
1. individuals who live in the City of Perth electorate and who are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll;
2. non-residential owners or occupiers of commercial rateable City property who are on the City’s Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll.
Residents should direct enquiries about the Roll to the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.
What is the voting entitlement per person or property?
A person may have his or her name on the roll only once regardless of the number of properties owned or occupied. A company may have a maximum of two people on the roll as nominees of that company regardless of the number of properties owned or occupied.
“Occupation” means having a right under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument, to be in continuous occupation of a definable piece of rateable property for at least the next three months after the date of application.
Enrolment forms may be obtained from the City of Perth web site (Elections and Electoral Roll section under Council heading).
Alternatively forms can be obtained by:
• Email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Phone 9461 3302 or 9461 3659
Who conducts the election?
The election will be conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) as a postal election. Packages containing information on the candidates, instructions on how to vote, the ballot paper, and the return envelopes will be posted to electors about three weeks before Election Day.
Is voting compulsory?
No, voting in local government elections is not compulsory in Western Australia.
Is early or absent voting available?
No. Early or absent voting is not available for postal elections. If you are going to be away at the time of the election you need to get someone to forward your papers to you.
What if I don’t receive a postal voting package?
A replacement package can be issued if yours has been lost or destroyed. You should contact Ken Evans (9461 3302) who can assist you.
For any other information or for more detail on a particular topic:
Phone Ken Evans (9461 3302) or visit the Department of Local Government and Regional Development website: www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/LocalGovt/Elections/Default.asp