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Local Government Elections

Ordinary Local Government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years, generally for 50% of the members of council. 

The Shire of Chittering conducts its elections as a postal election with the WAEC acting as the Returning Officer.

Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia and are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system.

Results of the 2016 Extraordinary Local Government Election

To find out the results of the Extraordinary Local Government Election conducted on 14 October 2016 please click here.

Who is able to vote in a local government election?

All local residents and business owners/occupiers are encouraged to enrol to vote in local government elections.

All residents registered on the State/Federal electoral roll for properties within the Shire of Chittering will be automatically registered for Local Government Elections. To check your enrollment details please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website here or phone the Commission on 13 63 06.

If you own or occupy property in Chittering but don’t live here, then you may still be eligible to vote. However, you’ll need to apply to the Shire's Chief Executive Officer to be included on the Owners and Occupiers Roll.  Corporate bodies can also nominate someone to vote on their behalf.

To ensure that you are included in the vote, please complete one of the electoral application forms listed further below and send it to the Shire's Chief Executive Officer by no later than the close of rolls date (we'll advise this closer to the next elections).

Forms for Local Government Elections

Form Title Form Description Document for download
Application for electoral enrollment This is the standard enrol to vote form that registers you to vote in federal, state and local government elections.  It must be returned to the WA Electoral Commission, NOT THE SHIRE OF CHITTERING
Form 2 - Enrollment Eligibility Claim Application to register non-resident owners and occupiers who are not included on the State/Federal roll.  *Incorporating Notice of Nomination of co-owners or co-occupiers (is required by CEO).  You may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if you want to be on the roll for a particular election you must give your claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls).
Form 2A - Application to Register a Nominee for a Body Corporate The body corporate may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if the body corporate wants to be represented on the roll for a particular election it must give its claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls).
Form 2B - Application to Register a Nominee for Co-owners or Co-occupiers All, or a majority of, owners or occupiers may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if you want to be represented on the roll for a particular election you must give this claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls). Please note that if you are applying to vote as an occupier of a property, you must include a copy of your lease agreement showing that you have the right to occupy the property for at least the next three months. 

 

Additional Information

  • Western Australian Electoral Commission website
  • Department of Local Government website