Call for nominations

24 August 2021
An Ordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday, 16 October 2021 in the City of Canning to fill the
following vacancies:
  • Bannister Ward 1 Councillor 4 year term
  • Beeliar Ward 1 Councillor 4 year term
  • Beeloo Ward 1 Councillor 4 year term
  • Mason Ward 1 Councillor 4 year term
  • Nicholson Ward 1 Councillor 4 year term

Nominations Open on Thursday, 2 September 2021
Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021
Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:
  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2:00pm and 4:00 PM Thursday, 9 September 2021 (close of nominations) at the City of Canning, 1317 Albany Highway, CANNINGTON.

Nominations Requirements
Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:
  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (;
  • a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);
  • (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and
  • every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at, prior to nominating.
The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to
complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of
completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates
complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number
allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed via

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written
authorisation signed by the candidate.

The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close
of nominations.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by
contacting the Returning Officer, Ken MCINTOSH on 0427 205 853 or the Western Australian Electoral
Commission on 13 63 06.


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