Local Government Elections

Election Candidates

John Bookless
Sean Mahoney
Julia Boyle
Tracy Lansdell
Marta Sandberg
Amanda Rose


Call for Nominations

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINARY ELECTION CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes

An Ordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday, 16 October 2021 in the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes to fill the following vacancies:
District 5 Councillors 4 year terms
Nominations Open on Thursday, 2 September 2021
Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021
Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:
• at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
• between 2:00pm and 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021 (close of nominations) at the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, 1-3 Steere Street, BRIDGETOWN.

Nominations Requirements
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:
• a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission(www.elections.wa.gov.au);
• a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
• a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);
• (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and
• every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating.

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed via www.elections.wa.gov.au.

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.
The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.
Information

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Liz DOUST on 0418 548 145 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

ROBERT KENNEDY
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER


2021

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next local government ordinary elections will be held on 16 October 2021.

Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council, and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. If a vacancy occurs within a term, an extraordinary election is held.

Prior to an election being held the Council determines whether it wishes to appoint the Electoral Commissioner to run the election as a postal election or whether it wishes to run it as an ‘in-person’ election.

To be eligible to vote in an upcoming election individuals need to ensure that they are on the electoral role. For local government elections, rolls close at 5.00 pm, 50 days prior to polling day. All electors should check their enrolment details are up to date before rolls close.

For more detailed information visit the Electoral Commission WA website or this article on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website.

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