Local Government Election

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Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next local government ordinary elections will be held on 19 October 2019.

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

There are two types of local government elections - postal elections and voting in person elections. At a postal election, electors are sent an election package which includes the ballot papers and may then vote at home and post the completed papers. At a voting in person election, electors may vote early or by post but most choose to vote in person on election day at a polling place within the district.

Postal elections

Most local government elections administered by the Commission are conducted by post. It has become the most popular means of conducting local government elections and generally has a higher elector participation rate.

All eligible electors will receive a postal voting package around three weeks prior to polling day. The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package. Your postal voting package must be received before 6.00pm on polling day. If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official.

Voting in person elections

On polling day, electors go to designated polling places to cast their vote. Polling places are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm. If an elector can’t attend a polling place on polling day, they can apply for an absent, early or postal vote. 

For further information refer the the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

Event Details

Time: 8.00am to 6.00pm

Venue: Lesser Hall, Town of Cottesloe, 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe

Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 19th October 2019

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