Make your vote count this Local Government Election

18 September 2023
The City of Canning is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday 21 October to fill vacancies in each of its five wards, and the position of Mayor.
City of Canning residents and ratepayers who are on the electoral roll are eligible to vote in this election. The Mayor and Six Councillors will be elected, with each Councillor representing one of the Canning wards: Bannister, Beeliar, Mason, Beeloo and Nicholson.
City of Canning CEO Michael Littleton encouraged all eligible constituents to vote in the upcoming election.
“Canning is your community. This is your opportunity to elect someone who will best represent your views in Local Government,” Mr Littleton said.
“I urge you to take the time to look at the nominations and vote for a candidate who will live the City’s values and lead our City to prosper and grow.”
Recently the State Government introduced the most significant reforms of local government in 25 years.  
One of the key reforms impacting City of Canning is the change from the first-past-the-post system of voting to optional preferential voting (OPV). This change will be introduced for the October 2023 elections, to bring them in line with state and federal elections.

The postal election is run by the Western Australian Electoral Commission who hwill send out election packages to eligible voters this week.
Completed ballot papers are to be returned by post to the Western Australian Electoral Commission before 17 October.
Alternatively, completed ballot papers can be lodged in person at the City’s Administration Building up until 6pm, Saturday 21 October (Election Day). The counting of votes will commence shortly after 6pm on Election Day. For more information visit
If you have any queries regarding the election, please contact Ken McIntosh, Returning Officer from the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 0439 948 825 or email
To view the City’s candidates please visit

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