Local Government Elections
Local government ordinary elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.
Councillors are elected for four year terms, with half of the Councillors’ terms concluding at each biennial election.
To be eligible to nominate as a candidate you must be an elector of the district (residential or owner/occupier) and over 18 years of age.
More information on eligibility can be found here. https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/local-government-candidates
Enrolling to Vote
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll for the Shire of Kellerberrin.
If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form which is available from the Local Government Office, all post offices, all Australian Electoral Commission Offices or the Western Australian Electoral Commission.
Checking Your Enrolment
Persons wishing to check whether they are enrolled on the State Roll for the Shire of Shire of Kellerberrin already can do so by visiting the WA Electoral Commission website: https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/onlineEnrolmentSystem
Persons wishing to check whether they are on the Council’s Owners/Occupiers Roll can contact the Shire of Kellerberrin.
Thinking of Becoming a Councillor?
Prospective candidates are encouraged to view link to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries which provides further information for candidates on the local government elections and covers the following:
- Introduction to Local Government in Western Australia
- Section 1: Standing as a council member
- Section 2: Voting and participating in local government including key dates for 2019
- Section 3: Now you’re a council member
Local Government Candidate Induction
New laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.
You will be asked to declare that you have completed the online induction when filling out your nomination form. It is an offence to make false or misleading statements on the nomination form.
At the end of the induction you will need to fill in your details to register your completion. Please make sure you press the registration button at the end or your completion will not be registered. You should receive an email confirming you have completed the induction.
Please keep this for your records. The induction should take no longer than one hour to complete.
To complete the Local Government Candidate Induction, go to the link below: