Ordinary Local Government Election 2017

There will be six vacancies to be filled for the City of Albany Council in October 2017, one in each ward. If you are interested in becoming a councillor, and want to find out more, the City will be holding five Information Sessions for Candidates on the following dates:

Saturday 26 August 2017 9am to 11am in the Civic Rooms, 102 North Road Albany.

Monday 28 August 2017 6pm to 7.30pm in the Civic Rooms, 102 North Road Albany.

Tuesday 29 August 2017 7.30am to 9am in the Civic Rooms, 102 North Road, Albany.

Wednesday 30 August 2017 6pm to 7.30pm at the Wellstead Community Resource Centre.

Thursday 31 August 2017 6pm to 7.30pm at the Bornholm Hall, Bornholm.

Local governments make many decisions that affect your community and it is vital that your views are taken into consideration. By voting at local elections, you can contribute to effective local government. If you don't vote, you have no say in determining the person who represents you when making decisions in areas like local planning and development, recreation space and the upkeep of your community.

Voting at a local government election provides you with an opportunity to elect a person you believe can make the best contribution to your community by being a Mayor or Councillor in your area.

If you have questions or require further information, please contact the Council Liaison Officer on 68203076.

Ratepayers and residents of the City of Albany are entitled to vote in local government elections. You might need information about your voting entitlements if you:

  • Live in Albany and recently turned 18;
  • Own a business that owns or leases a property in Albany;
  • Own or lease a property in a ward other than the one in which you live;
  • Live outside Albany but own property and pay rates in the City of Albany.

For details of your voting entitlements and information on how to enrol, visit the WA Electoral Commission website through the link at the bottom of this page.

Enrolment Forms

  • Form 2 - Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form: Fill in this form if you own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and want to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.
  • Form 2A - Application to register a nominee for a body corporate: Fill in this form if the body corporate: owns or occupies rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and wants to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.
  • Form 2B - Application to register a nominee for co-owners or occupiers: Fill in this form if the persons: own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward . Note: If a proposed nominee is on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for the district or ward, they are automatically enrolled to vote.
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Form 2 - Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form (62KB) View File  OR   Download FileFill in this form if you own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and want to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.
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Form 2A - Application to register a nominee for a body corporate (57KB) View File  OR   Download FileFill in this form if the body corporate: owns or occupies rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward and wants to be able to vote at local government elections for that district.
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Form 2B - Application to register a nominee for co-owners or occupiers (57KB) View File  OR   Download FileFill in this form if the persons: own or occupy rateable property in a district or ward, but are not represented on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for that district or ward . Note: If a proposed nominee is on the residents roll (Western Australian Electoral Commission Roll) for the district or ward, they are automatically enrolled to vote.

The City of Albany runs each election by postal vote. All postal elections are managed by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC), which appoints a Returning Officer for each election.

Ordinary and extraordinary elections use the first past the post method of voting.

For more information on local government elections, please contact the Department of Local Government & Communities (DLGC) or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) by clicking on the one of the links below:

  • Western Australian Electoral Commission: Local government page of the WA Electoral Commission website
  • Ever thought about nomination to become a Councillor? You can register for this free webinar Free Webinar through WA Local Government Association (WALGA)
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Breaksea Ward Boundary Map 2015 (792KB) View File  OR   Download FileBreaksea Ward Boundary Map 2015
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Frederickstown Ward Boundary Map 2015 (752KB) View File  OR   Download FileFrederickstown Ward Boundary Map 2015
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Kalgan Ward Boundary Map 2015 (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileKalgan Ward Boundary Map 2015
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Vancouver Ward Boundary Map 2015 (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileVancouver Ward Boundary Map 2015
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West Ward Boundary Map 2015 (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileWest Ward Boundary Map 2015
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Yakamia Ward Boundary Map 2015 (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileYakamia Ward Boundary Map 2015