GLOSSARY - C
A person who nominates for election.
The process of attempting to persuade electors to vote in a particular way.
A vacancy prior to the expiration of the term usually caused by the retirement, death or resignation of the current member.
Certified List - See Electoral Roll
A combination of two or more parties in Parliament, usually to form a government or opposition.
All eligible persons are required by law to enrol. Fines can be imposed for non-compliance.
Once enrolled to vote for State and Federal parliamentary election, voting is compulsory. There is a penalty for failing to vote without a valid and sufficient reason. Voting in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia became compulsory in 1936.
Conjoint General Election
An election for all the seats in both Houses of State Parliament.
Administrative body of a Local Government district.
Court of Disputed Returns
The Court of Disputed Returns has jurisdiction to hear petitions in which the validity of any election or return is disputed. A single Supreme Court Judge exercises this jurisdiction for Parliamentary Elections and a Magistrate for Local Government Elections.
Seats for members of Parliament who belong to neither the government nor the opposition parties.