GLOSSARY - R
A further count of votes in an election, conducted at the discretion of the Returning Officer.
A printed and bound list of the names and addresses of electors entitled to vote in an election or referendum. Used in certain circumstances to verify enrolment. Is not electronically scannable. (See also Electoral Roll).
Western Australia is divided into 6 electoral regions for the purpose of Legislative Council elections - three metropolitan regions and three country regions:
- East Metropolitan - 6 members
- North Metropolitan - 6 members
- South Metropolitan - 6 members
- Agricultural - 6 members
- South-West - 6 members
- Mining and Pastoral - 6 members
Voters in these regions elect a total of 36 members to the Legislative Council. Council members are elected for a fixed four-year period. If a vacancy occurs, a re-count (rather than a by-election) may be held to determine the successor provided a candidate who ran at the last election is willing to be appointed.
A Returning Officer is appointed to each region. Votes for the Legislative Council are counted centrally by Regional Returning Officers and their staff.
An area classified as such because it is considered too remote to justify an ordinary polling place. The Electoral Commission requests the Returning Officer to arrange mobile polling in these areas.
An electoral officer who is appointed by the Electoral Commissioner to be responsible for the conduct of elections in an electoral district or region.