General information

Overview

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next local government ordinary elections will be in October 2019.

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

The Town of Victoria Park’s ordinary elections are administered by the Electoral Commission and are conducted by post.

All eligible electors must enrol to receive their postal voting package.

For more information on voting in the local government elections, visit the Electoral Commission’s website

Information for electors

How do I enrol to vote?

To enrol to vote in the local government elections visit the Australian Electoral Commission’s website

How can I find out if I am already enrolled?

You are able to check if you are enrolled to vote on the Electoral Commission’s website

I own a property in the Town of Victoria Park but do not live there, can I vote in elections?

Yes you can. Please read the Owner Occupiers Electoral Roll Information Sheet. fill out an Enrolment Eligibility Claim form and return it to the Town.

I own properties in both wards of the Town of Victoria Park. Can I vote in the election for both wards?

To vote in both wards you need to read the Owner Occupiers Electoral Roll Information Sheet, complete an Enrolment Eligibility Claim form and return it to the Town.

I run a business that occupies a property in the Town of Victoria Park but do not live in the Town, can I vote in the elections?

Yes you can. Please read the Owner Occupiers Electoral Roll Information Sheet, fill out an Enrolment Eligibility Claim form and return it to the Town.

I have recently moved house, will I still receive my postal voting package?

You will need to update your details through the Australian Electoral Commission’s website

 

Information for candidates

Councillors are elected for a term of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council (four Elected Members), and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. Mayoral elections are held every four years.

Electors who wish to nominate as a candidate in a Local Government election must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close.

For more information about nominating as a candidate, visit the Electoral Commission’s website

Previous results

The results of the previous elections for the Town of Victoria Park are available on the Electoral Commission’s website