Local Government Elections

Ordinary local government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.

The 2017 election for the Shire of Gingin will be conducted as a postal election, with a Returning Officer appointed by the WA Electoral Commission.

Current Councillors whose terms will end on 21 October 2017 are: 

  • Councillor David Roe (Shire President)
  • Councillor Michael Aspinall
  • Councillor Jan Court
  • Councillor Sandra Smiles

Are You Eligible to Vote?

If you are an owner or occupier of rateable property within the Shire of Gingin and meet the relevant eligibility criteria, then you are entitled to enrol to vote at Council elections.

If you are enrolled on the State electoral roll and you are listed as living at an address within the Shire of Gingin, then you will be automatically included on the local government electoral roll for this Shire.

However, if you are an owner or occupier of property within the Shire of Gingin but are enrolled on the State roll at an address outside the Shire, or are not currently listed on any electoral roll but meet the eligibility criteria, then you must apply for inclusion on the Shire’s Owners and Occupiers Roll.

You can check your enrolment details by visiting the WA Electoral Commission’s website https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/onlineEnrolmentSystem.

Please contact the Shire’s Rates Department on (08) 9575 5100 or by emailing rates@gingin.wa.gov.au for further advice on applying for registration as an Owner or Occupier.

Nominating as a Candidate

Anyone enrolled as a resident or as a non-resident owner or occupier (apart from the nominee of a body corporate) of rateable property within the Shire of Gingin is eligible to nominate as a candidate for the 2017 Shire of Gingin local government elections.

Details of the nomination period for the 2017 local government elections are yet to be released by the WA Electoral Commission. The Shire’s website will be updated with nomination period dates when the information becomes available.

Further information on standing for Council can be obtained from the WA Electoral Commission at:

http://www.elections.wa.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/local-government-candidates

and the Department of Local Government and Communities at:

http://dlg.wa.gov.au/Content/LG/Elections/Stand.aspx

Candidate Information Forums

 As in previous years, the Shire of Gingin will conduct two candidate information sessions (one in Gingin and one in Lancelin) for prospective nominees. The dates for these sessions are yet to be determined, however they are likely to be held in mid to late August.

Exact dates will be determined once the Department of Local Government and Communities has released its elections timetable, and this website will be updated at that time.

Contacting the Returning Officer

The WA Electoral Commission is yet to appoint a Returning Officer for the 2017 Shire of Gingin local government elections. Contact details will be posted on the Shire of Gingin website when they become available.

Shire of Gingin Offices

Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 2211

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

Lancelin

255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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