Western Australia has two houses of State Parliament.
The Legislative Assembly, which has a member elected from each of the 59 electoral districts. The political party, or coalition of parties, that has a majority in the Legislative Assembly forms the State Government.
The Legislative Council, which has 36 members representing six multi-member regions each having six members.
State general elections are run for both houses at the same time with a separate type of ballot paper for each house.
State General Elections
- Conducted every four years (widely advertised and promoted at election time).
- Voting is compulsory for all persons registered on the State Electoral Roll.
- Polling Places are selected to provide the best access for all members of the community.
- Mobile polling services are provided at some hospitals, gazetted special institutions and in remote areas.
- Applications can be made for an early vote in certain circumstances. See Voting Options Before Election Day for more information.