Elections

Local Government Election 2019

Local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next Local Government elections will be held on 19 October 2019.

Candidate Profiles

Click here for a list of registered election candidates

Postal Voting Information

Postal voting packages will be posted to residents by the WA Electoral Commission commencing 20 September 2019. There is no early voting.

If you have not received your postal voting packages by the second week in October, and you are an eligible voter, you may apply in person for a replacement postal voting package from staff at the City of Albany administration building, 102 North Road, Yakamia.

This election is 'first past the post', meaning that you only need to tick the box next the candidate you are voting for. Please read the information contained in your postal voting package to ensure you fill out your ballot paper correctly.

For further information please call Council Liaison 6820 3076.

 

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

Enrolments have closed for this local government election. You can visit the WA Electoral Commission website to check if you are enrolled.

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, Sport & Cultural Industries or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC):

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West Ward Boundary Map

Yakamia Ward Boundary Map