Voting is an important part of Western Australia’s democratic system and election time gives the community the opportunity to have their say.
The Commission aims to make it as convenient as possible for electors to vote. This can include early voting options, assistive services and help with understanding the voting system in Western Australia.
2014 Vasse by-election
If you are enrolled to vote in the district of Vasse, you must vote in the by-election being held on 18 October 2014.
If you are not enrolled in the district of Vasse, you do not have to vote in this by-election. Check your enrolment details to see where you are enrolled.
Polling will be open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Polling place locations will be updated on this website when they become available.
If you can’t get to a polling place on polling day, you can vote early in person or by post. See before election day for details.
Local government elections
Local government elections administered by the Commission are typically conducted by post. All electors will be sent a postal voting package approximately two weeks before polling day. For more information, see local government enrolment.
Occasionally, local governments will request the Commission to conduct an election in person, where electors vote at a polling place on polling day. For polling place locations, contact your local government.
If you know that you will be unable to attend a polling place on polling day, see what options are available.
A range of assistive tools are available at polling places to assist electors with a specific need to cast their vote.
An information video (in Auslan) can provide information on how to enrol and vote, how to make your voice heard on election day and more. Polling place staff are also available to help with any enquiries or assistance needs on polling day.
Voting in Western Australia
Voting is compulsory at State elections in Western Australia for enrolled electors. Find out more about voting in Western Australia, including how to mark your ballot papers, the voting systems used in Western Australia and what happens if you fail to vote.