Election Information 2019

 

The next local government ordinary elections will be held on ‚Äč19 October 2019.

 2019 Local Government Postal Election Timeline.pdf

Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council, and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system.

For local government elections, rolls close at 5.00 pm, 50 days prior to polling day. All electors should check their enrolment details are up to date before rolls close.

While voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.

Nominating as a candidate

Electors who wish to nominate as a candidate in a local government election must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close. Nominations for a local government election open 44 days before polling day and close at 4.00 pm, 37 days before polling day.

Information for candidates

From the WA Electoral Commission:

LGE 2019 Summary Information for Candidates.pdf

From the Department of Local Government:

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 01 - An introduction to local government.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 02 - The role of a council member.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 03 - Council members responsibilities and rights.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 04 - Nominating to be a council member.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 05 - Rights and obligations in campaigning.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 06 - Running an election campaign.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 07 - Conduct of local government elections.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact sheet 08 - What happens when you become a council member.pdf

2019 Local Government elections fact Sheet 09 - Electoral gifts and crowdfunding.pdf

Electoral Gifts Register

Currently no electoral gifts have been disclosed.

 



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