Local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next election is scheduled for Saturday 21 October 2017.
The City of South Perth holds postal elections, which are conducted on its behalf by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.
To be able to vote in the City of South Perth elections you need to be enrolled. Enrolments for October 2017 elections closed on 1 September 2017.
How to vote in the local government elections
All eligible electors will receive a postal voting package around three weeks prior to polling day. The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.
The Returning Officer must receive your postal voting package before 6pm on polling day. If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official.
You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the City of South Perth during business hours before election day or at the polling place / any polling place in the district between 8am and 6pm on election day.
City of South Perth Chief Polling Place:
Cnr Sandgate Street & South Terrace, South Perth
The count of votes will commence at 6pm at the City of South Perth, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth
Removal of address from the roll
The state electoral roll and owner and occupier roll are publicly available for inspection. If you are of the opinion that the publication of your address would place your safety, or the safety of your family, at risk you can apply to have your address removed from the roll.
If you are enrolled on the state electoral roll, you can make a claim under s51B of the Electoral Act 1907. Fill out the Application for Removal of Address from State Electoral Roll form and send it to:
GPO Box 9867
Perth WA 6848
The below forms are also available at the Civic Centre, South Perth and Manning Libraries.
The City is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday, 21 October 2017. Nominations for the position on Council are now closed and all candidates can be viewed on the City's website.