Local Government Elections

Ordinary Elections

City of Vincent elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October. This year's election will be held on 21st October 2017. The Mayor and Councillors are elected for four year terms, with half of the Councillor’s terms concluding at each biennial election.

Local Government Elections play an important role in our democratic system and provide an excellent way to get involved in your community. 

Which positions are up for election this year?

There are four positions to be filled in this extraordinary election:

  • Councillor (North Ward) - 2 positions
  • Councillor (South Ward) - 2 positions

Are you interested in standing for Council?

Any eligible elector can stand for Council. There is no requirement for a candidate to belong to a political party or other organisation. Skilled and interested members of the community are encouraged to put their hands up to serve on the Vincent Council.

A Prospective Candidate Information Session is being held on:

  • Wednesday, 16th August 2017 at 7.30pm
  • The Grove Community Centre - 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove

Anyone that is interested in standing for Council is strongly encouraged to attend.

The nomination period will be between 7th September 2017 and 14th September 2017.

Further details about the elections can be found on the WAEC website: www.elections.wa.gov.au. 

Who is able to vote in a local government election?

All local residents and business owners/occupiers are encouraged to enrol to vote in local government elections. 

All residents registered on the State/Federal electoral roll for properties within the City of Vincent will be automatically registered for Local Government Elections.

To check and/or update your enrolment details please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website here or phone the Commission on 13 63 06.

If you own or occupy property in Vincent but don’t live here, then you may still be eligible to vote.

How to vote 

Election packages will be sent to all electors on the local government electoral roll where there is an election in their electorate. The WAEC will post these out commencing 23 September 2017. Replacement packages can be obtained from the City of Vincent prior to Election Day and from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Election Day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.

Post your vote early. Completed postal voting packages must reach the returning officer by 6.00pm on Election Day, Saturday 21 October 2017. You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the City of Vincent during business hours before election day or at the polling place between 8.00am and 6.00pm on election day. 

Chief polling place: City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre - 244 Vincent Street Leederville WA 6007. The count of votes will commence at 6.00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Election FAQ page on the Department of Local Government and Communities website is available here, while the WA Electoral Commission also has a handy FAQs web page here which should answer many common questions. 

Forms

Application for electoral enrollment
This is the standard enrol to vote form that registers you to vote in federal, state and local government elections. It must be returned to the WA Electoral Commission, not the City of Vincent.

Form 2 - Enrollment Eligibility Claim
Application to register non-resident owners and occupiers who are not included on the State/Federal roll. *Incorporating Notice of Nomination of co-owners or co-occupiers (is required by CEO).

You may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if you want to be on the roll for a particular election you must give your claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls).

Form 2A - Application to Register a Nominee for a Body Corporate
The body corporate may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if the body corporate wants to be represented on the roll for a particular election it must give its claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls).

Form 2B - Application to Register a Nominee for Co-Owners or Co-Occupiers
All, or a majority of, owners or occupiers may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if you want to be represented on the roll for a particular election you must give this claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls). Please note that if you are applying to vote as an occupier of a property, you must include a copy of your lease agreement showing that you have the right to occupy the property for at least the next three months. 

Nomination Forms

Nomination form - by candidate

Nomination form - by agent

Useful information from the Department of Local Government and Communities:

Presentation - Standing for Council

Fact Sheet 1 - An introduction to local government

Fact Sheet 2 - The role of a council member

Fact Sheet 3 - Council members’ responsibilities and rights

Fact Sheet 4 - Nominating to be a council member

Fact Sheet 5 - Rights and obligations in campaigning

Fact Sheet 6 - Running an election campaign

Fact Sheet 7 - Conduct of local government elections

Fact Sheet 8 - What happens when you become a council member

Previous Election Results

Local Government Extraordinary Election results - 24 February 2017

Local Government Election results - 17 October 2015

Local Government Extraordinary Election results - February 2014

Local Government Election results - 19 October 2013

Local Government Election results - 15 October 2011

Local Government Election results - 17 October 2009

Local Government Election results - 20 October 2007

Local Government Election results - 7 May 2005