Local elections voting

Cast your vote in the local government elections this October.

All residents in a local government district who are enrolled in the State Electoral Roll are automatically enrolled in the corresponding local government roll.

People who live outside the district and own property in the area can nominate two people to vote on their behalf and will appear on the Shire’s non-resident owners and occupier roll.

How to vote?

The Shire’s local government election is administered by the Electoral Commission and conducted by post.

All eligible electors will receive a postal voting package around three weeks prior to polling day. The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package. Your postal voting package must be received before 6.00pm on polling day. If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official.

If you would like more information head to Electoral Commission Website

USEFUL INFORMATION For Prospective Elected Members

2019 Election Timetable

Shire of Harvey Code of Conduct – October 2017

Shire of Harvey Standing Orders Local Law 2017

WEBINAR for Prospective Elected Members

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor, but you aren’t sure if the role is for you? Then be sure to register for this free webinar to have all your questions answered.

This Webinar focuses on the following key areas:

·         Parliament’s role in creating legislation for Local Government;

·         how to read the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations;

·         who does what at a Local Government;

·         a Councillor’s personal responsibilities; and

·         consequences of improper conduct.

WALGA’S Communications webinar will be presented by James McGovern, Manager, Governance. Joining James for the Q&A session will be Lyn Fogg, WALGA’s Governance Advisor and Tony Brown, Executive Director, Governance and Organisational Services.

As with all of our webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation. This webinar will be recorded and made available to the public within a few days of the event.

Date: Thursday, 15 August Time: 5:00pm – 6.00pm (including presentation and Q&A session) –   Be quick to register as places will fill fast.

To register for this free webinar please Click HERE

Prospective Candidate Sessions