Elections for Council are held every two years. The next Ordinary Election will be held in October 2017 in the Shire of West Arthur to fill 4 councillor vacancies. Each term is for 4 years.
The Department of Local Government has developed a website dedicated to elections. The site includes a brief overview on the different tiers of government, enrolment and voter information, councillor responsibilities, vital dates, relevant publications, forms and other important facts. Electors and candidates can access the site by clicking on the link above.
A Candidate Information Session will be broadcast to Westlink receival points on at a time to be nominated approximately 2 months prior to the election. Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to directly ask questions to speakers following overview by a panel of guest speakers. People interested in attending the information session are asked to register their interest at the Shire Office or the Community Resource Centre. If any interest is received the broadcast will be available at the West Arthur Health and Resource Centre.
Western Australian Electoral Commision - www.waec.wa.gov.au
For further information please contact the Shire Office.