The Electoral Commissioner is responsible for conducting postal elections in Western Australia and conducts voting in person elections on request.
On 17 October 2009 the 74 local governments using the postal method comprised some 1,292,528 electors in 193 wards and of all of the people who voted in the October 2011 local government elections, 94% voted in a postal election.
Who can vote?
For local government elections, you need to be a resident, or a non-resident owner or non-resident occupier of rateable property. See Enrolling to Vote for more information.
Residents who are enrolled on the state roll are automatically enrolled on the local government roll. If you are a resident and would like to check that you are enrolled for your current address, you can do so by using our on-line facility.
Non-resident owners and non-resident occupiers of rateable property are not automatically enrolled. Contact your local government to check that you are enrolled or to apply to enrol.