Having your say in your community

Electors are actively voting for those people they would prefer to represent them in their local communities, and over 250,000 voting packs have been completed and returned to the Commissions Processing Centre in Perth.

It is important that those people who haven’t yet made their choices, do so in the next day or so and put them in the letterbox, to allow for Australia Post to get them back to the Commission by Friday next week. 

To make sure your vote counts, you must sign the declaration flap on the ballot paper envelope.
 

Voting Underway

All the Local Government election packages (1,532,660) for the postal elections that the Commission are running, have now been produced and progressively lodged with Australia Post. Those the greatest distance away from Perth were lodged first and some electors (5,655) have already voted and posted them back to the Commission.

Daily updates showing election packages returned to the Commissions’ Processing Centre are available here.
 

Voting Underway

All the Local Government election packages (1,532,660) for the postal elections that the Commission are running, have now been produced and progressively lodged with Australia Post. Those the greatest distance away from Perth were lodged first and some electors (5,655) have already voted and posted them back to the Commission.

Daily updates showing election packages returned to the Commissions’ Processing Centre are available here.
 

Voting Packs in the post

Voting packs for most country councils have now been lodged with Australia Post and should start to reach electors over the next few days.  Lodging of postal packages for Perth metropolitan electors is also continuing over the coming days. As there are over 1.5 million packages to deliver, it will take days following lodgement for them all to be delivered. 

Campaigning has commenced

Ballot papers, with candidate profiles, are now being printed for the 178 contested Local Government elections being held across the State. These elections have 964 candidates vying for 378 vacancies and the voting packs will be lodged with Australia Post from Friday this week. Over 1.5 million voting packs are being sent to electors.

Polling closes on 19 October but electors are encouraged to have their say and get their completed voting packs back in the mail as soon as they can.
 

Nominations have now closed

As of 4.00 pm this afternoon, Thursday 12 September, candidate nominations for the forthcoming local government ordinary elections have closed.

Once Returning Officers have completed their draws for ballot paper position, the names of all candidates contesting each election being run by the Electoral Commission will appear on this website.
 

Casual Employment Opportunities – Local Government Elections

At the coming local government elections, the Commission will be employing a number of casual staff on election day and/or night (Saturday, 19 October 2019) at particular local governments. The precise location of this work won’t be known until closer to the election but interested persons are encouraged to express their interest.

In addition, casual staff are required to work at our central processing centre in the Perth CBD for a period of about three weeks leading up to election day.