Elections

Local government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to, and be involved in their local community. Electors are encouraged to nominate to be a councillor in their local government elections. Any eligible elector can stand for council. 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.

The next local government ordinary election will be held on Saturday 19 October 2019 with Councillors elected for a four-year term.  The count of votes commences at 6pm at the Margaret River Civic Administration Centre, 41 Wallcliffe Rd and the public are invited to attend.

Local Government Elections

I'm interested in becoming a Councillor

To find out more on how to become a councillor visit our Becoming a Councillor page www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/council/your-council/becoming-a-councillor

Where is the Polling Place

The polling place on the day of voting is the Margaret River Civic Administration Centre (MRCAC) and is open from 8am to 6pm.  For voting enquiries prior to the election day, please visit the MRCAC between office hours of 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday or contact the WAEC on 13 63 06 .

How do I check my enrolment or enrol

If you are registered with the WAEC for the property you own and occupy in the Shire, you are automatically entitled to vote in the Local Government elections on 19 October 2019 and a voting package will be posted to you.

Absentee owners who reside outside of the Shire are entitled to vote and are encouraged to register.  Please complete and lodge an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form by close of roll date Friday 30 August 2019 www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/council/your-council/elections

Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

How do I vote

If you are registered with the WA Electoral Commission for the property you own and occupy in the Shire, you are automatically entitled to vote in the Local Government elections on 19 October 2019.

Absentee owners who reside outside of the Shire are entitled to vote and are encouraged to register.  Please complete and lodge an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form by close of roll date Friday 30 August 2019.  https://www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/council/your-council/elections

Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

 Issue of voting packages

The WAEC will post voting packages to all voters from the Shire's Residents Roll.  Packages will be mailed approximately 3 weeks prior to the election day by Australia Post.

 I haven’t received my postal voting package

Replacement or Provisional voting packages are available on application.  Please attend the MRCAC between office hours prior to

When will I know the results of the election?

The election is conducted by the Electoral Commissioner. Election results will usually be declared by the Commission on the night of the election. The count will take place in the Council Chambers and members of the public are invited to attend.

Councillors are responsible for representing the interests of the residents of the district, providing leadership and guidance to the community, facilitating communication and participating in decision-making.

election day or contact the Shire on 9780 5234 for further information.

Who votes for the Shire President?

The Shire President of the Council is elected by the Councillors from amongst themselves at a Special Meeting following the election. 

More information

For further information, please contact the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

Further information on Local Government Election processes can be viewed at Department of Local Government and Regional Development website.

Past election results

Election Results for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River elections since May 1999 may be obtained from the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

 

 

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

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