Local Government Elections

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

The 2019 election for the Shire of Gingin will be conducted as a postal election with a Returning Officer appointed by the WA Electoral Commission.

Five positions will be contested at this election. Current Councillors whose terms will end on 19 October 2019 are:

  • Councillor Ian (Sam) Collard (Shire President)
  • Councillor John Elgin (Deputy Shire President)
  • Councillor Jan Court
  • Councillor Wayne Fewster
  • Councillor Frank Peczka

 

Are You Eligible to Vote?

If you live in or own rateable property in the Shire of Gingin and meet the relevant eligibility criteria, then you are entitled to vote at Council elections.  However, in order to do so you must be enrolled either on the State Electoral Roll for an address within the Shire, or on the Shire’s Owners and Occupiers Roll.

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.

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 2019 Shire of Gingin local government elections.

Nominations will be accepted by the Returning Officer from Thursday, 5 September 2019 until 4pm on Thursday, 12 September 2019.

 

Candidate Information Forums

Provided that sufficient interest is received from potential candidates, the Shire of Gingin will conduct one Candidate Information Session in Gingin on Monday, 26 August 2019 and one in Lancelin on Tuesday, 27 August 2019.

If you are interested in attending a Candidate Information Session, please contact the Shire’s Governance Officer, Lee-Anne Burt, on (08) 9575 5130 or by emailing lburt@gingin.wa.gov.au to register your interest by close of business on Friday, 16 August 2019. 

 

Contacting the Returning Officer

The WA Electoral Commission is yet to appoint a Returning Officer for the 2019 Shire of Gingin local government elections.  Contact details will be posted on the Shire of Gingin website when they become available.

 

Further Information

Electors and potential candidates can obtain further information with respect to the 2019 local government election process from the following links:

Western Australian Electoral Commission

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

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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