How to Vote

The City of Vincent holds postal elections conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. If you are enrolled, you will receive a voting pack in the post around three weeks before election day.

 You can vote as soon as you receive your voting pack by:

  • post using the reply-paid envelope provided, or
  • in person at the City of Vincent Administration Building

If you plan to post your vote, please allow enough time for it to be received before election day.

Changes to voting in 2023

In 2023, local government elections in WA will move to optional preferential voting. It's similar to how voting is done in State and Federal elections. The change is part of the State Government's reforms to the Local Government Act

Under the optional preferential voting system, voters number candidates in the order of their preference. You don’t have to number all the boxes if you don’t want to.

You have the choice to:

  • vote for one candidate - by putting a 1 next to their name
  • vote for some candidates - by numbering several candidates in the order of your preference
  • vote for all candidates - in the order of your preference

Watch the video to find out more. 

Why vote?

Voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia. However, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote. Local government plays a critical role in building and maintaining strong communities. The election is your opportunity to have your say on who represents you on Council. 

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