Media Releases

09 March, 2017
Western Australians are reminded that early voting for the 2017 State general election closes at 6.00 pm tomorrow (Friday 10 March). For the first time, no specific reason is required to vote early,… read more

07 March, 2017
WA Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake has today reported on the record numbers of postal vote applications received to date at this election. “As of 9.00 am Tuesday 7 March, the Commission has… read more

01 March, 2017
Early voting for the Western Australian State election is on in earnest. Already over 50,000 Western Australians have voted at early voting centres, a significant increase compared with the same… read more

22 February, 2017
Internet voting is now available for certain electors at the March 2017 State election. Under new legislation anyone with an incapacity or disability which makes it difficult to vote or to vote in… read more

20 February, 2017
Voting has commenced for the 2017 State election, with electors free to vote either at early voting centres around the state, or on polling day. Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake has advised… read more

13 February, 2017
The Western Australian Electoral Commission has reported a record level of participation for the upcoming State election.  “Even before the starter’s gun sounded, we had a record 16 registered… read more

08 February, 2017
Last chance to enrol With the electoral roll closing at 6.00 pm tomorrow (Thursday 9 February), Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake is urging Western Australians to ensure that their electoral… read more

03 February, 2017
The starter’s gun has been fired. The 2017 State general election is well and truly up and running. Candidate nominations are now open and close at 12.00 noon Friday 10 February. Electoral… read more

02 February, 2017
The starter’s gun has been fired.  The 2017 State general election is officially up and running. With the issue of the writs, candidate nominations for both Houses of Parliament are now open and… read more

10 January, 2017
With the State election fast approaching, the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s enrolment drive is now in full swing. Already the number of enrolled Western Australians has topped the 1.6… read more