FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Electoral enrolment and Local Government Elections.

 

The roll for an election consists of:

1.Carnarvon residents roll – this comprises individuals who live in the Shire of Carnarvon electorate and who are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll. Residents should direct enquiries about the Carnarvon residents roll to the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

2.Shire of Carnarvon non-resident owners and occupiers roll – this comprises individuals who own (but do not reside in) or occupy rateable property in the Shire and of individuals nominated by companies that own or occupy rateable property in the Shire. Non-resident owner and occupiers should contact the Shire on 9941 0000 with any enquiries about the Shire’s non-resident owner and occupier roll.

 

A person may have his or her name on the roll only once regardless of the number of properties owned or occupied. A company may have a maximum of two people on the roll as nominees of that company regardless of the number of properties owned or occupied. “Occupation” means having a right under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument, to be in continuous occupation of a definable piece of rateable property for at least the next three months after the date of application.

 

Enrolment forms may be downloaded below:

A017 – Enrolment Eligibility Claim

Alternatively forms can be obtained by:
• Email a request to shire@carnarvon.wa.gov.au
• Phone 9941 0000

 

The election will be conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) as a postal election. Packages containing information on the candidates, instructions on how to vote, the ballot paper, and the return envelopes will be posted to electors about three weeks before Election Day.

 

No, voting in local government elections is not compulsory in Western Australia.

 

No. Early or absent voting is not available for postal elections. If you are going to be away at the time of the election you need to get someone to forward your papers to you.

 

A replacement package can be issued if yours has been lost or destroyed. You should contact the Shire of Carnarvon on 9941 0000.

For any other information or for more detail on a particular topic:
Visit the Department of Local Government and Communities website