LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

Background

Local government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October. The next election is 21 October 2023.

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 in 2023?

There are five positions to be filled:

  • Mayor - 1 position (4 year term)
  • Councillor (North Ward) - 2 positions (4 year term)
  • Councillor (South Ward) - 2 positions (4 year term)

This means that there are five vacancies at the 2023 Local Government Election.

The Wards are in the map below:

Resources

2021 Elections

Previous Election Results

Election Gifts

Enrolling to Vote

Council Election Period Policy

Election Signage

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidate Information Session Powerpoint