Elections

Local Government Election Results

Insights into 2017 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

- CGM Communications polled 871 respondents across the local government areas of Melville and Kalgoorlie-Boulder following this year’s local government elections. Respondents included people who voted in the election and those who chose not to

2017 Ordinary Election Albany Results

Enrolling to vote

Ratepayers and residents of the City of Albany are entitled to vote in local government elections.

You might need information about your voting entitlements if you:

  • Live in Albany and recently turned 18
  • Own a business that owns or leases a property in Albany
  • Own or lease a property in a ward other than the one in which you live
  • Live outside Albany but own property and pay rates in the City of Albany

How to enrol:

If you are not on the State Electoral Roll, or if you have changed address, you must complete an enrolment form. Electoral enrolment forms are available from the City of Albany, all Post Offices, all Australian Electoral Commission offices or the WA Electoral Commission.

For details of your voting entitlements and information on how to enrol, visit the WA Electoral Commission website.

Enrolment forms:

Form 2 - Enrolment eligibility claim form: Fill in this form if you own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and want to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.

Form 2A - Application to register a nominee for a body corporate: Fill in this form if the body corporate: owns or occupies rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and wants to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.

Form 2B - Application to register a nominee for co-owners or occupiers: Fill in this form if the persons: own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward. Note: If a proposed nominee is on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for the district or ward, they are automatically enrolled to vote.

Form 2 - Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

Form 2A - Application to register a nominee for a body corporate

Form 2B - Application to register a nominee for co-owners or occupiers

Voting method

All postal elections are managed by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC), which appoints a Returning Officer for each election.

Ordinary and extraordinary elections use the first past the post method of voting.

More information

For more information on local government elections, please contact the Department of Local Government & Communities (DLGC) or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC):

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