Voting in the election

Local Government elections will be held on 19 October 2019.

To be eligible to vote in the 2019 election, you must have been registered on the electoral roll as a resident or on the City of South Perth Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll by Friday 30 August.

For further details about these elections, visit Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

Eligibility to vote


Residents Absent Owner Occupiers


While voting in a local government elections is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.

There are three steps in the voting process for the City of South Perth local government elections:

  1. An election voting package will be posted to all City of South Perth electors approximately three weeks before election day.
  2. Electors must complete and return the ballot to the City by 6pm on election day, 19 October 2019.
  3. The count starts at 6pm, 19 October and the results should be available later that evening.

The election results will be published on the City’s website by midday on Monday 21 October 2019 and they will also be available on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

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:

Electoral Commissioner 
GPO Box 9867 
Perth WA 6848

The below forms are also available at the Civic Centre, South Perth and Manning Libraries. 

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You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government elections on 19 October 2019. Enrolments close on 30 August 2019.