Local Government Elections

Local government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to, and be involved in their local community.

Ordinary local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years, generally for 50% of the members of every council.

The voting method is first-past-the-post and this election will be conducted by using postal voting to encourage the maximum number of electors to participate in the easiest voting system.  

The election is conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) who has been contracted to conduct the City of Melville elections. For more the WAEC Website

The Commission appoints a Returning Officer who oversees the election which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

Election packages are posted to all electors on the roll about three weeks before Election Day. The packages can be returned by mail or hand delivered and placed in a sealed ballot box at the Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon up until 6.00pm on Election Day. The count commences at 6.00pm that same day and the results should be available later that evening.

All eligible electors are encouraged to utilise their democratic right and vote at the forthcoming Local Government Elections.

This year the Local Government Elections for the City of Melville will be held on Saturday 21 October 2017 and will be conducted by Postal Vote.

Find out more about the role of your local councillors.