Council Elections

Elections are held every two years.  The next election is on Saturday 21 October 2017.

For further information or to enrol or update your enrolment please go to the Electoral Commission website.

If you own property in multiple Councils (including the Shire of Pingelly) please make sure you are registered with the Shire so you are able to vote in elections. 

Please note you are NOT automatically added to the Electoral Roll when you purchase property, you must contact the Shire to be added.

For further information contact our Senior Finance Officer on (08) 9887 1066.

To be eligible to vote at local government elections you must also be registered on the State Electoral Roll for the Legislative Assembly or the House of Representatives Roll - Australian Government Electoral Roll as per sections 4.29 and 4.30 of the Act.

Shire of Pingelly Election Information

The next Local Government election will be held on Saturday 21 October 2017.  Five Councillors will be retiring at this election. In order to be eligible to vote at the upcoming Council elections you must be registered on the electoral roll prior to 5.00pm Friday 1 September 2017.

If you plan to run for Council you must be on either the State electoral roll for the Shire or on the Owners Occupiers roll by this date. 

Nominations for Council open Thursday 7 September 2017.  Nominations for Council close 4.00 pm  sharp Thursday 14 September 2017.

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor, but you aren't sure if the role is for you?
With the Local Government Elections happening on Saturday 21 October 2017, we wish to advise there will be a webinar for Prospective Elected Members - details below.
Be sure to register for this free webinar to have all your questions answered.
Topics will include:
  • an overview of Local Government
  • the Roles and Responsibilities of Council and Council Members
  • behavioural expectations of Elected Members
  • an overview of the skills required to be a successful Councillor and impacts on Home Life
The target audience for this webinar is anyone who is thinking about nominating for Local Government election.
Like all of WALGA’s webinars you will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation.
Date: Thursday, 17 August
Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm (including presentation and Q&A session)