Local Government Election Enrolments to close soon

Published on Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 8:45:00 AM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINARY ELECTIONS

CLOSE OF ENROLMENTS

SHIRE OF WESTONIA

ROLL CLOSE: 5.00pm FRIDAY, August 27, 2021

 

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the following in-person Local Government elections on 16 October 2021 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Westonia.

 Residents

You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5.00pm 27 August 2021. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll but meet the eligibility criteria for this roll, a claim for enrolment can be made to any Divisional Returning Officer of the Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia. Forms are available from all post offices or the Western Australian Electoral Commission and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer by 5.00pm Friday 27 August 2021.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers

If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in your Local Government area and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote and should make an enrolment application to the Local Government.  If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in a particular Local Government, you may be eligible to enrol to vote if you were on the Local Government’s last electoral roll prior to May 1997.  Please contact the particular Local Government for details.  Owners of land who were on the last roll of the Local Government continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates.  Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact their particular Local Government to confirm their enrolment status.  To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next 3 months following the date of the application to enrol.

 Joint Owners and Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

 Corporations

A body corporate that owns, or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

 Enrolment Forms

Enrolment claim forms can be obtained from the Shire of Westonia, all Post Offices or Australian Electoral Commission offices and should be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5.00pm Friday 27 August 2021. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Westonia.

 

Jamie Criddle

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Westonia

Telephone: 9046 7063

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