Local Government Elections

Local Government Elections for the City of Melville were held on Saturday, 21 October 2017.

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 is 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 is 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.

Find out more about the role of your local councillors.

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