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Nominations for vacancies in the East Metropolitan and North Metropolitan Regions will open when notices of the vacancies are published in The West Australian and The Australian on Saturday, 25 March… read more

Counting of votes in the State general election is nearing completion.  Updated results are available on the 2017 State election page. Legislative Assembly The final full distribution of preference… read more

The WAEC Call Centre was located in Joondalup for the 2017 State general election and Call Centre staff took over 28,000 phone calls from electors during the election period. More than half of these… read more

Over the coming days results will be progressively updated on our results pages on this website. Legislative Assembly The Commission is continuing to count early and postal votes as they become… read more

In 2016 the Western Australian  Parliament amended the Electoral Act to specifically allow for technology assisted voting for people who are blind or sight impaired, have literacy difficulties or are… read more

At 6.00 pm polling in the 2017 State general election will close and the counting of millions of ballot papers will commence. As has traditionally been the case, Western Australians tended to vote… read more

It’s election day – time to have your say Today is election day for the 2017 State general election and if you haven’t already voted, it’s time to get out and have your say. Polling opens at 8.00… read more

Today is the final day that you can cast an early vote in the 2017 State general election. Early voting centres across Western Australia, interstate and overseas are open until 6.00 pm tonight.… read more

The WAEC’s internet and IVR telephone voting system is available (under new legislation) to electors with an incapacity, disability or low literacy, who otherwise would be unable to vote in secret or… read more

At this election the Commission is again providing a convenient and easy to use reminder service to help electors manage their voting obligations. By registering for the Election Reminder Service,… read more

You must fill out your ballot papers correctly to make sure your vote counts in the 2017 State General Election. You will complete two ballot papers—a smaller Legislative Assembly ballot paper and a… read more

The WAEC and WA Deaf Society have produced an Auslan video to help electors with voting in this year's State general election using iVote. Also introduced for the first time is assisted voting at… read more

Registration and voting in the 2017 State general election is now open for iVote. iVote allows you to cast your vote in secret and from any location using the internet or a touch tone telephone. You… read more

If you are heading interstate or overseas during the 2017 State General Election, there are a number of convenient early voting options to make sure you can cast your vote. Many early voting centres… read more

Early voting for the March 11 State general election opens today, Monday 20 February 2017. As a result of recent changes to the Electoral Act, electors no longer need a particular reason to vote… read more

A list of voting tickets, by Region, is available in the Legislative Council section on the 2017 State general election page.

The Commission has received a record number of nominations. Lists of Candidates are available on the 2017 State general election page. Complete lists of candidates in ballot paper order for each… read more

The following are some of the more commonly asked questions relating to early voting. Who can apply for an early vote? Anyone who is on the electoral roll. You no longer need to meet a particular… read more

Electors at the March State general election will vote for the first time using ballot papers that are different in several ways. The Legislative Assembly and Council ballot papers will be printed… read more

Electoral rolls for use at the March 11 State general election have now closed. To be eligible to vote at the election you need to be on the electoral roll for your electoral district. If uncertain… read more

To be eligible to vote at the forthcoming State general election you must be on the State electoral roll. Enrolment for this election closes at 6.00pm, Thursday 9 February. If you have recently… read more

The Electoral Commissioner received the election writs from the Governor on the afternoon of Wednesday 1 February. This formally initiates the election process and means that candidates can now start… read more

The following sixteen political parties are registered for the 2017 State general election. Registered Political Party Name Ballot Paper Abbreviation Party Secretary Animal Justice Party… read more

The next State general election will take place on Saturday 11 March 2017. The period for candidates to nominate will open with the issue of the election writs on Wednesday 1 February and close at… read more

Another way of participating in our democracy is to work in a polling place on election day and make money at the same time. The State’s 59 Returning Officers are presently making offers of… read more

The Commission has released a list of proposed Polling Places for the 2017 State general election. The list comprises of polling places across the State including Ordinary Polling Places and Drive-in… read more

The next round of Disclosure Returns has been published and is available on the Candidates and Parties tab on the Home page.

To be able to include a party name adjacent candidate names on a ballot paper, political parties must be registered in compliance with the Electoral Act. Amongst other things, this requires the… read more

The Commission is now recruiting for casual employees to work at the State general election 2017. Polling Day is 11 March 2017 and the Commission requires casual staff to work before, on and after … read more

This timetable illustrates the likely critical dates and milestones for the conduct of the next State general election. For a Saturday 11 March 2017 election, rolls will close at 6.00pm on Thursday… read more

Each financial year the Electoral Commissioner prepares and submits an annual financial report to the Minister for Electoral Affairs. The report summarises political financial disclosures and public… read more

The Strategy and Commitments Charter for the 11 March 2017 State general election outlines the Commission’s service level commitments to particular stakeholders, as well as our operational objectives… read more

The following amendments to the Electoral Act came into effect on 16 August 2016. Early voting The eligibility requirements for casting an early vote have been repealed.  Anyone wishing to cast… read more

At the March 2017 State general election, Mount Lawley will be the smallest Legislative Assembly electorate by area, while North West Central will be the largest. There will be 43 metropolitan Perth… read more