When is the Local Government election?

The 2019 Local Government elections are on Saturday 19 October. To make your vote count, be sure to enrol, complete your form and return it by 6pm Saturday 19 October 2019.

Is voting compulsory?

While voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote. It's the most direct way for community members to make a difference in their community.

How do I vote?

The City of Canning’s ordinary elections are administered by the Electoral Commission and are conducted by post.

All eligible electors will receive their postal voting package by mail.

Am I eligible to vote?

Residents of the City are eligible to vote in Council elections if they are eligible to vote in State and Commonwealth elections and are listed on the State and Commonwealth electoral rolls.
You can check whether you are enrolled to vote by visiting the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

How do I enrol to vote?

To enrol to vote in the local government elections visit the Australian Electoral Commission's website

Can I check if I'm already enrolled?

Yes, you can check to see if you're already enrolled to vote by visiting the Australian Electoral Commission's website.

Election information for property owners, business owners and occupiers

I own a property in the City of Canning but do not live there, can I vote in elections?

You may be eligible to vote in the Local Government election if you own property within the City of Canning, you are eligible to vote in State elections, are listed on the State Electoral Roll but do not reside in Canning.

Please read the Owner and Occupier Roll information and complete the Enrolment Eligibility Application Form to apply to enrol as a non-resident property owner, business owner or occupier.

Then return the form to:

City of Canning
1317 Albany Highway
Cannington WA 6107

You can also send via email to customer@canning.wa.gov.au

The Chief Executive Officer will consider your claim, determine whether you are eligible and inform you of your enrolment in writing.

I own properties in different wards of the City of Canning. Can I vote in the election for different wards?

Yes you can, but you need to have registered on the City’s Owners and Occupiers Roll.
To register, complete an Enrolment Eligibility Claim form and return it to the City.

I run a business that occupies a property in the City of Canning but do not live in the City, can I vote in the elections?

Yes but you need to have registered on the City’s Owners and Occupiers Roll. To register fill out an Enrolment Eligibility Claim form and return it to the City.

I have recently moved house, will I still receive my postal voting package?

You will need to update your details through the Australian Electoral Commission’s website