Results of election held on 28 February 2020 

Please join us in congratulating newly elected member Councillor Andrew Tunstill. For more information on the extraordinary election results, click here to visit the Western Australian Local Government Elections webpage.

Details of extraordinary election to be held on 28 February 2020

A Local government extraordinary election  will be held on 28 February 2020 to fulfil a vacancy as follows:

VACANCY

TERM EXPIRY

Roll Close

Close of Nominations

Date of Election

(1) COUNCILLOR

21 OCTOBER 2023

9 January 2020 5:00pm

22 January 2020 4:00pm

28 February 2020

Returning Officer Andrea BEAR
Mobile 0447 780 874

Nominate as a candidate

To nominate as a candidate, it is recommended to use the Nomination Builder. Watch the step by step video for instructions on how to use Nomination Builder.

For the 28 February 2020 local government extraordinary elections, candidate nominations will open on Wednesday 15 January 2020.  Nominations cannot be lodged with the Returning Officer before this date. 

The Nomination Builder tool will be available for use by prospective candidates to commence developing their profile several weeks prior to the opening of nominations.

Nominations for the 28 February 2020 elections close at 4.00 pm Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Eligibility to vote

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government extraordinary election if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.

Residents

You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5pm on Thursday 9 January 2020. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form. 

Enrolment Forms
Electoral enrolment forms are available from the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu, all post offices, all Australian Electoral Commission offices or the Western Australian Electoral Commission and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer in Western Australia by 5.00 pm on Thursday, 9 January 2020.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu, and are on the 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 Wongan-Ballidu you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the last electoral roll for the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time. Please contact your local government for details. Owners of land who were on the last Local Government roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates. Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu 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.

Enrolment Forms – Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Only
Enrolment forms can be obtained from local government and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5.00 pm on Thursday, 9 January 2020. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.

While voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.  For further details about elections, visit Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

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