Shire of Goomalling

2019 Local Government Elections

The Shire of Goomalling will be holding local government elections on Saturday 19 October 2019.  

Nominating to become a Councillor

2019 is the expiry of the elected term of 4 of our current Goomalling Shire Councillors, so if you want to make a difference in Goomalling and have a say in local decision-making, consider standing for election.

To find out about nominating and running for a position as a Shire Councillor, read "Standing for Council: Information for Candidates" by the Department of Local Government or contact the Shire of Goomalling on 9629 1101 or goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au. Training is available to all newly elected members.

Nominations need to be received between 5 September and 12 September 2019. If the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacancies, the candidates are elected unopposed. If there are more candidates than vacancies, the election will proceed.

Voting

Voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia. However, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.

Enrolling to vote

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the upcoming in-person Local Government elections on 19 October 2019 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the Shire of Goomalling. 

Electoral rolls close at 5.00 pm on 30 August 2019. All electors should check their enrolment details are up to date before rolls close. More information on enrolling to vote has recently been published in the Endeavour and on this website.

More information

More information about the elections will be provided on this website, in the Shire of Goomalling newsletter and in the Goomalling Endeavour newspaper as election time draws closer.

The Western Australian Electoral Commission website also has more information about local government elections and enrolling to vote.

Peter Bentley
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Goomalling
PO Box 118
Goomalling WA 6460
Phone: (08) 9629 1101
Email: goshire@goomalling.wa.gov.au