Media Releases

04 October, 2021
The last of local government voting packages should have been delivered into letter and post office boxes by now across the State. More than 1.6 million packages have been sent out by the WA… read more

10 September, 2021
Find out who is standing or who has already been elected Nominations for the 2021 local government biennial ordinary elections closed yesterday, Thursday 9 September at 4.00pm. The Western… read more

03 September, 2021
Nominations for 2021 local government elections have opened today - 2 September 2021. Community members interested in joining their local government council have one week to nominate – with the… read more

08 July, 2021
Local government elections are 100 days away The Local Government Minister today launched the Vocal Local campaign, calling on people to consider standing for election With just 100 days until the… read more

25 February, 2021
All candidates for the State general election 2021 Dear candidate As you will be aware the WA Electoral Commission has expanded early voting centre locations across the State for the State general… read more

24 February, 2021
In-person early voting has commenced in the 2021 State Election, with 70 Early Voting Centres opening this morning across Western Australia. Electoral Commissioner Robert Kennedy said the increased… read more

09 February, 2021
The State Electoral Roll will close this Thursday (11 February) and people are being encouraged to check they’re correctly enrolled if their circumstances have changed since the last State Election… read more

03 February, 2021
The WA State Election has been formally instigated with the issuing of the election writs by the State Governor. The writs are official legal documents authorising an election to be held for… read more

19 January, 2021
With the 2021 State Election scheduled for Saturday 13 March, people are being encouraged to make sure they’re correctly enrolled. Electoral Commissioner Robert Kennedy said being correctly enrolled… read more

29 December, 2020
Annual returns for the 2019–2020 financial year can now be viewed on the Funding and Disclosure page of the Electoral Commission’s website. See them here. The disclosure of political donations is an… read more