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 was the first step in taking part in democracy.
“Making sure you’re correctly enrolled to vote is very important,” Mr Kennedy said.
“If you’ve moved house or re-located to WA since the last election, changing your enrolment address might not have been at the top of your ‘to-do’ list.
“And if you’re 18 before March 13, congratulations - you’re eligible to enrol and vote.”
Enrolment details can easily be checked – and enrolment details updated - online via the WA Electoral Commission website at www.elections.wa.gov.au/enrol where there are links to check your enrolment and update your details.
New enrolments can also be completed from this website. People can enrol to vote or update their details any time from now until the closure of the rolls at 6.00pm, Thursday 11 February.
Around 1.7 million Western Australians are currently eligible to cast a vote, and that number is expected to grow as the election gets closer.
Mr Kennedy said the Electoral Commission was also asking people to plan how, when and where they are going to vote.
“There will be more voting options than just voting at a local polling place on Election Day – these include postal and early in-person voting,” Mr Kennedy said.
“Anyone concerned about voting in person can apply for a postal vote."
“This can be done online at www.elections.wa.gov.au/pva from as early as 4 February or people can contact the Commission’s Call Centre (13 63 06) from this date to have an application form posted out."
“There will also be extensive opportunities for early voting: around 70 early voting centres will operate from Wednesday 24 February and there is no requirement for electors to provide a reason for voting early, either in person or by post.”