The Electoral Education Centre provides services to school students as well as adult groups. Booking a group visit to the Centre is essential or staff can attend your school, university or community group to deliver presentations, conduct student council elections or customise a service to meet your requirements.
The Commission is presently conducting a number of extraordinary postal elections for local governments in both regional WA and the Perth metro area.
A number of circumstances can result in an extraordinary election. The most common reasons include - a sitting Councillor being elected to the position of Mayor or Shire President; a Councillor passing away or resigning; and a vacancy not being filled at the preceding ordinary elections.
Annual returns by political parties and their associated entities for the 2018-2019 financial year are now available to view.
The annual returns can be accessed from the "Funding and Disclosure" page or via this link.
The Commission will be closed from 2.00 pm Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020.
We would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and relaxed holiday period and look forward to a busy 2020 as we prepare for the March 2021 state general election.
A notice relating to the final boundaries that will apply from the 2021 State general election has been gazetted.
The Distribution Commissioners’ final report and all maps can be accessed at www.boundaries.wa.gov.au.
The Commission staff at our Electoral Education Centre are having another busy year.
As well as hosting excursions and visiting schools to provide electoral education to over 36,000 people so far this year, they also conduct school elections.
In fact, they have conducted 71 elections and have another 32 booked until the completion of the school year.
The Commission sees such activity as being vital in educating the next generation of voters and ensuring citizens understand the voting system and how to make their vote count.
The results of all Local Government elections (both those run by the Commission and by some Shires themselves) were published over four pages in The West Australian today. Some Extraordinary elections will be held over the coming months with the next Statewide Local Government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.
The results of all 90 local government elections conducted by the WA Electoral Commission have been declared.
There were a number of close counts which required recounts to be conducted and subsequently, in a number of elections five or less votes separated a winning candidate from the next closest.
Once all data is available, a final state-wide participation rate of around 28.5% is likely. This is lower than the last elections in 2017 where 34.5% was reached but is aligned with the trend of previous participation rates: 27.76% in 2013 and 27.5% in 2015.
Returning Officers across WA have now completed the 2019 Local Government election counts. Results can be found here.
The counting of Councillor ballot papers for the City of Greater Geraldton will resume tomorrow morning and we are still awaiting verification of the Lake Grace result.
79 Electoral Commission Returning Officers across Western Australia are now conducting ballot paper counts for the various mayoral & ward elections or referenda counts in the 2019 Local Government elections.
At the conclusion of each count the figures are double checked by Commission Head Office staff before the Returning Officers formally declare the results and have them published on our website.