City of Subiaco - Local government elections
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Local government elections

nullThis section contains information about elections, enrolling to vote and how to become a councillor in the City of Subiaco.

About elections

Local government elections are held every two years, usually on the third Saturday in October. The next Ordinary Election is scheduled for 17 October 2015.

Elections at the City of Subiaco

The City of Subiaco's Council comprises thirteen elected members – the Mayor and three councillors for each of the four wards. The mayor and councillors are elected to their positions for a four year term. Councillors retire from office on a rotational basis, with half retiring every two years.

Voting method and count

City of Subiaco elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The commission appoints a returning officer who oversees the elections. This includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

Election packages are posted to all electors on the City of Subiaco roll approximately three weeks before election day. The packages can be returned by mail or hand delivered and placed in a sealed ballot box at the city's Administration Centre until 6pm on election day.

Replacement ballot papers are available for registered voters at the city’s administration centre. 

The count commences at 6pm on election day and results are usually available later that evening on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.

Key election dates 2015

Election activity Local Government Act Date
Close of Residents Roll and Owners and Occupiers Roll Section 4.39(1) Friday 28 August 2015
Nominations open - first day for candidates to lodge completed nominations forms Section 4.49(a) Thursday 3 September 2015
Nominations close Section 4.49(a) Thursday 10 September 2015
Election day
Close of poll - 6pm
Sections 4.7 and 4.68(1)(e) Saturday 17 October 2015

Information on enrolling to vote for local government elections, as either a resident or owner/occupier.

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View current candidate profiles for the Local Government elections.

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