Forms and Guides

State By-elections


Candidates Guide - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 847 KB)
Funding and Disclosure Guidelines (PDF, 774 KB)

State elections


Eligibility Guide for Membership of State Parliament (PDF, 830 KB)
Candidates Guide - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 847 KB)
Candidates Guide - Legislative Council (PDF, 722 KB)
Formality Guide (PDF, 2.33 MB)
Scrutineers Guide (PDF, 1.02 MB)
Funding and Disclosure Guidelines (PDF, 774 KB)
List of Streets Directory (PDF, 4.4 MB)
Legislative Council Ballot Paper Colours (PDF, 96.2KB)
COVID Safety Guidelines - Candidates, Political Parties, Scrutineers and Party Workers note: updated 10/2/2021 (PDF, 154KB)

Polling place manuals

Staff Polling Place Manuals are found on our Training page



Scrutineers appointment and declaration form (PDF, 40 KB)

Scrutineers at the Processing Centre


By-election forms

RO 17 – Nomination form and receipt - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 173 KB)
RO 30 – Centralised nomination form - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 160 KB)

General election forms

For candidates nominating directly with the Returning Officer:

RO17 – Nomination form and receipt - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 236 KB)
RO19 – Nomination form and receipt - Legislative Council (PDF, 238 KB)

For candidates endorsed by registered political parties:

RO30 – Centralised nomination form - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 231 KB)
RO28 – Centralised nomination form - Legislative Council (PDF, 235 KB)
HO2 - Centralised Nominations Lodgement Form and Receipt - Legislative Assembly (PDF, 88KB)
HO3 - Centralised Nominations Lodgement Form and Receipt - Legislative Council (PDF, 76KB)

Other forms

RM27C - Candidate or Registered Party application for the supply of electoral rolls (PDF, 154 KB)
RM27X - Certificate of destruction of enrolment information to Western Australian Electoral Commission (PDF, 281 KB)
RO18 – Application for registered political party name to be printed on the ballot papers – Legislative Assembly (PDF, 135 KB)
RO32 – Application for registered political party name to be printed on the ballot papers – Legislative Council (PDF, 37 KB)
RO20 – Supplementary nomination details for candidates and groups – Legislative Council (PDF,167 KB)
RO21 – Withdrawal of claim for grouping of candidates – Legislative Council (PDF, 41 KB)

Agent forms

FD01 – Notice of appointment of an agent by a political party (PDF, 223 KB)
FD02 – Notice of appointment of an agent by a candidate (PDF, 305 KB)
FD03 – Notice of appointment of an agent by a Legislative Council group (PDF, 222 KB)

Annual disclosure forms

FD04 – Annual return by a political party (PDF, 145 KB)
FD05 – Annual return by an associated entity (PDF, 145 KB)

Election-related disclosure forms

FD06 – Disclosure of gifts and expenditure by a candidate (PDF, 150 KB)
FD07 – Disclosure of gifts by a candidate in a Legislative Council group (PDF, 149 KB)
FD08 - Disclosure of gifts and expenditure by a group in the Legislative Council (PDF, 148 KB)
FD09 – Disclosure by other persons who incur electoral expenditure (PDF, 149 KB)
FD10 – Disclosure of expenditure by a political party (PDF, 144 KB)

Electoral funding claim forms

FD11 – Political party funding claim (PDF, 216 KB)
FD12 – Candidate funding claim (PDF, 307 KB)
FD13 – Group funding claim (PDF, 139 KB)

Political party registration forms

Political party registration forms are being updated to reflect changes enacted by new legislation. Please contact the Commission via email to for further information. 

FD14 – Application to register a political party (PDF, 137 KB)
FD15 – Statement of political party membership (PDF, 126 KB)
FD16 - Appointment of Party Secretary (PDF, 26 KB)

Local Government Candidate's Information

Election Guide - General Information for Electoral Officials, Candidates and Scrutineers (PDF)
Information for Candidates (PDF)
Information for Scrutineers (PDF)
Formality Guide (PDF)
Service Charter for Local Government Elections 2019 (PDF)

LG08 - Nomination for Election by Candidate (PDF)
LG09 - Nomination for Election by Agent (PDF)
LG09A - Disclosure of Gifts (PDF)
LG18 - Appointment of Scrutineer (PDF)