On 13 September 2016, the Electoral Commissioner was informed by Her Excellency the Governor that the Hon. Ken Travers, member for the North Metropolitan Region had resigned and his position had become vacant.
In accordance with legislative requirements, the vacancies were advertised on 17 September 2016 in The West Australian and The Australian newspapers. Nominations closed at 12.00 noon on 27 September 2016.
At the close of nominations the Electoral Commissioner had received one nomination for the North Metropolitan Region vacancy, from Ms Laine McDonald of the Australian Labor Party.
Ms Laine McDonald was duly elected unopposed