Enrolling to Vote - Extraordinary Election Thursday 9 August 2018

Published: Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 1:47:37 PM

 

Shire of Pingelly

Extraordinary Election

Thursday 9 August 2018

ENROLLING TO VOTE

 

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the following in-person Local Government Extraordinary Election for the Shire of Pingelly on Thursday 9 August 2018 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the Shire of Pingelly.

 

Residents

You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral roll as a resident of a Pingelly address as at 5.00pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018.  If you are not already on the State electoral roll but meet the eligibility criteria for this roll, a claim for enrolment can be made to any Divisional Returning Officer of the Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia.

If you wish to enrol, forms are available from all post offices, the Shire Office or the Western Australian Electoral Commission and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

 

Non-Residents Owners and Occupiers

If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Pingelly and are on a State or Commonwealth Electoral roll you are eligible to enrol to vote.

If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Pingelly you may be eligible to enrol to vote and should make an enrolment application to the Shire of Pingelly. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Pingelly, you may be eligible to enrol to vote. Please contact the Shire for details. Owners of land who were on the last Shire roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable properties to which the enrolment relates.

Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the Shire to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next three months following the date of the application to enrol. 

 

Joint Owners and Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

 

Corporations

A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

 

Electoral Forms

Enrolment claim forms can be obtained from Local Governments or Australian Electoral Commission offers and should be lodged with the Shire of Pingelly Chief Executive Officer by 5:00pm on 20 June 2018. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Pingelly, 17 Queen Street, Pingelly WA 6308 telephone (08) 9887 1066.

 

Gavin Pollock

Chief Executive Officer

 

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