Council Elections

Local Government Statewide Elections are held every two years.  The next election is on 19 October 2019.

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.

Enrolling to Vote and Owner Occupier Information

Fact sheets on standing for Council:

An Introduction to Local Government

The role of a Council Member

Council Members Responsibilities and Rights

Nominating to be a Council Member

Rights and Obligations in Campaigning

Running an Election Campaign

Conduct of Local Government Elections

What Happens When You Become A Council Member

Electoral Gifts and Crowdfunding

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS 19 OCTOBER 2019

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

  

Nominations are called for the Local Government Election to be held on Saturday 19 October 2019 to fill vacancies on the Shire of Pingelly Council.

Nomination Time and Place

  • Nominations for all vacancies open on Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Nominations must be lodged by 4pm on Thursday 12 September 2019 

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer at any time during the above period to the Shire of Pingelly.

Nomination Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • A completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Shire of Pingelly Administration Office, along with a nomination package.
  • A single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of biographical information about the proposed candidate and statements of the candidate’s policies or beliefs
  • A nomination deposit of $80 (cash, postal order, bank cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer)
  • A recent passport sized photograph (optional)

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.

The documents may be hand delivered, posted, faxed or emailed to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.  If faxing or emailing a nomination, please contact the returning officer to ensure the nomination has been received, before the close of nominations.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates in the election can be obtained by contacting the Shire of Pingelly.

New provisions are now in force which require any person wishing to stand for Council to have undertaken a mandatory induction.  Unless the training has been satisfactorily completed, the Returning Officer (appointed by the WA Electoral Commissioner) is required to reject the nominations. Details are on the Department of Local Government, Sporting and Cultural Industries website.  At the end of the induction, there is a registration form to be completed, printed and given to the Returning Officer when submitting a candidate nomination. Follow the link below to complete the local government candidate induction. Allow 15-30 minutes to complete the activity. https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-government/local-governments/council-elections/local-government-candidate-induction

 

NOMINATIONS CLOSE 4PM THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

SHIRE OF PINGELLY

17 Queen Street, Pingelly 6308

RETURNING OFFICER:  Julie Burton    /    DEPUTY RETURNING OFFICER: Stuart Billingham

TEL: 9887 1066  FAX: 9887 1453

EMAIL:  admin@pingelly.wa.gov.au

NOMINATION PLACE:  17 Queen Street, Pingelly 6308

OFFICES VACANT AND TERMS OF OFFICE:

DISTRICT:        Four vacancies with a four year term