Local Government Elections

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

The 2021 Local Government Elections were held on Saturday, 16 October 2021. The results were as follows: 

GINGIN
Vacancies (4) Councillors
Expiry of term
18 October 2025
Total electors 4,309
Turnout rate 36.09%
Formal ballot papers 1,550
Informal ballot papers 5
CandidatesVotesPercentageExpiry of Term
RULE, Kim 1,003 23.79% 18 October 2025
O'NEIL, Sheree 770 18.26%
JOHNSON, Frank 840 19.92% 18 October 2025
KESTEL, Robert 826 19.59% 18 October 2025
SORENSEN, Erik 777 18.43% 18 October 2025

The next local government elections are expected to take place in October 2023. 

Information for Electors

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, you must be enrolled on either the Residents Roll or the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll in order to do so.

Prior to the elections you will need to undertake this with the cut-off date to undertake this generally occurring 2 months prior to the elections. 

Residents Roll

If you are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll and you are listed on that Roll as living at an address within the Shire of Gingin (regardless of whether you own the property or not), then you will be automatically included on the Residents Roll for this Shire.

The Residents Roll is maintained by the WA Electoral Commission. If you are not already on the State electoral roll and you meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, then you must complete an enrolment form which can be downloaded from the WA Electoral Commission website

You can also check your enrolment details by visiting the Commission’s website.

Any enquiries about the Residents Roll should be directed to the WA Electoral Commission - 13 63 06 (WA only) or (08) 9214 0400

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll

The Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll is maintained by the Shire of Gingin. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for inclusion on the Residents Roll then you can apply for inclusion on the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll if:

  • You are an owner of or occupy rateable property within the Shire of Gingin but are enrolled on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll at an address outside the Shire; or
  • You are not an Australian citizen (and therefore are not eligible to be on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Rolls), but you appeared on the Shire’s 1996 Electoral Roll and you have owned or occupied rateable property within the Shire continuously since at least March 1996.

Applications for enrolment as a Non-Resident Occupier must be accompanied by a copy of the lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument that shows continuous occupation for a least three months from the date of application.

Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

Joint Owners and Occupiers

Where rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves to be enrolled on the Shire’s Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll and to vote on their behalf. The nominees must be enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll.

Application to Register a Nominee for Co-Owners or Co-Occupiers

Corporations

A body corporate which owns or occupies rateable property within the Shire of Gingin may nominate two persons to be enrolled on the Shire’s Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll and to vote on its behalf. The nominees must be enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll. 

Application to Register a Nominee for a Body Corporate

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 inclusion on the Shire of Gingin Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll.

Further Information

Electors and potential candidates can obtain further information with respect to the 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 5100

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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