How to become an Elected Member

Nomination Dates

The nomination period to become a candidate in the 2019 local government elections opens on Thursday 5 September 2019 and closes on Thursday 12 September 2019 at 4.00pm.

Returning Officer

The Shire’s Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the Shire of Chittering local government elections. The Returning Officer is able to provide further information for prospective candidates including guides and forms for candidates and scrutineers.

The Shire’s Returning Officer has now been appointed by the WA Electoral Commission:

Returning Officer:     David Burt
Mobile:                       0468 791 947
Nominations Place:  6177 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon

Nomination Submissions

Nominations are to be finalised and lodged in person with the Shire’s Returning Officer, who is responsible for the local government elections once the nomination period opens. An effective nomination consists of the following:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A profile of the candidate, prepared in accordance with the regulations
  • A nomination deposit of $80.00 in the form of cash, bank cheque or money order, and
  • A photograph (optional).

Prior to nominating, potential candidates should read the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s Guide for Candidates and be familiar with eligibility, nomination and disclosure of gifts requirements.

Candidates are encouraged to make an appointment with the Shire’s Returning Officer well before nominations close to discuss nominations. The Shire’s Returning Officer will be available at the Shire of Chittering Administration Centre for appointments during the nomination period.