Local Government Elections

Election Results

Background

Local government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October. The next election is 16 October 2021.

The Mayor and Council Members are each elected for four year terms, with half of the elected members being elected every biennial election.

The City of Vincent Council is made up of nine Elected Members:

  • Mayor - represents the entire district;
  • Council Members – North Ward (4); and
  • Council Members – South Ward (4).

The City of Vincent holds postal elections, which are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission using a ‘first past the post voting system’. This means the candidate with the highest number of votes wins and there are no preferences allocated.

The role of Council Members is very important in our democratic system. Local government elections are an opportunity for electors of the district to become part of local government decision making and represent their community.

Which Positions are up for Election this Year?

There are five positions to be filled:

  • Councillor (North Ward) - 3 positions (2 x 4 year terms, 1 x 2 year term)
  • Councillor (South Ward) - 2 positions (4 year terms)
  • This means that there are five vacancies at the 2021 Local Government Election:

The Wards are in the map below:

Notice of Election

The City received twelve nominations for five vacancies and as a consequence elections will be held for both South and North Wards.

The Notice of Election can be found here.

How to Nominate

Nominations Open on Thursday, 2 September 2021
Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer at any time during the above period by arrangement; or between 2:00pm and 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021 (close of nominations) at the Library at 99 Loftus St, Leederville.

Information

 Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Jennifer VAN DEN HOEK on 0458 802 349 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

 More information can be found on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website - Local Government Elections | Western Australian Electoral Commission

 If you missed the City's candidate briefing session, please take a look at the presentation below and call the Governance team if you have any questions.

Candidate Information Session | Presentation

A webinar was also presented by the Western Australian Local Government Association which covered a range of topics intended to prepare prospective election candidates for life as an Elected Member should their candidacy be successful:

  • purpose of Local Government
  • role of the Council and Council members
  • playing your role on Council
  • conflicts of interest
  • new code of conduct behaviour provisions relating to candidates, a
  • induction and Council member essentials training

The webinar recording can be found here.

Profiles of Candidates

The profiles of candidates are below and can also be located here: Local Government Elections | Western Australian Electoral Commission

South Ward

Ballot Position

Jonathan Hallett

Ben Swanson

Ross Ioppolo

Amanda Madden

Trent Durward

Joshua O'Keefe

North Ward

Ballot Position

Joanne Fotakis

Adina Lieblich

Suzanne Worner

Bonnie Knott

Ron Alexander

Alex Castle

Voting

The City of Vincent holds postal elections conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. If you are enrolled you will receive a vote pack in the post. Completed papers can be returned in person up to 6.00pm on 16 October 2021.

If you do not receive a pack or your pack is damaged, you can apply for a replacement pack at the Library on 99 Loftus Street, Leederville. ID will be required.

Resources

2019 Elections

Previous Election Results

Election Gifts

Enrolling to Vote

Council Election Period Policy

Election Signage

Frequently Asked Questions

Postal Election Timetable 2021

Candidate Information Session Powerpoint