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Annual returns for the 2020–2021 financial year, required to be lodged by 30 November each year, have now been published. They can now be viewed on the Annual Returns page of the Electoral Commission… read more

The Commission will be closed from 2pm on December 24 until Monday January 3. We hope you have an enjoyable and restful Holiday season!

The Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) is commencing work to explore forthcoming options for Technology Assisted Voting with the release of a Request for Information (RFI) to the… read more

We are delighted to share that Courtney Barron has been appointed as Deputy Electoral Commissioner. With over 12 years of public sector experience, she was most recently the Director of Executive… read more

Today, the Government has released details of reforms to the Local Government Act 1995. Of interest to those who follow elections, the reforms include direct election of mayors in the larger local… read more

The recount for the Perth local government councillor election was completed on Sunday the 17th of October, see the results page.

The count for the Perth local government councillor election will require a recount, to be conducted on Sunday the 17th of October. 

Electoral Commission Returning Officers across Western Australia are now conducting ballot paper counts for the 2021 Local Government Elections. At the conclusion of each count, the figures are… read more

The Western Australian Electoral Commission has investigated reports that a small number of postal voting packages delivered to City of Joondalup electors, particularly in the South West and North… read more

On Wednesday 29 September 2021, the WA Electoral Commission was advised by the WA Police that they had apprehended two individuals allegedly stealing local government postal vote packages from letter… read more