Voting is an important part of Western Australia’s democratic system and election time gives the community the opportunity to have their say.

The Commission aims to make it as convenient as possible for electors to vote. This can include early voting options, assistive services and help with understanding the voting system in Western Australia.

Local government elections

Local government elections administered by the Commission are typically conducted by post. All electors will be sent a postal voting package approximately two weeks before polling day. For more information, see local government enrolment.

Occasionally, local governments will request the Commission to conduct an election in person, where electors vote at a polling place on polling day. For polling place locations, contact your local government.

Before election day

If you know that you will be unable to attend a polling place on polling day, see what options are available.

Elector assistance

A range of assistive tools are available at polling places to assist electors with a specific need to cast their vote.

An information video (in Auslan) can provide information on how to enrol and vote, how to make your voice heard on election day and more. Polling place staff are also available to help with any enquiries or assistance needs on polling day.

Voting in Western Australia

Voting is compulsory at State elections in Western Australia for enrolled electors. Find out more about voting in Western Australia, including how to mark your ballot papers, the voting systems used in Western Australia and what happens if you fail to vote.


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