Be a vocal local
You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the following in-person local government elections on 16 October 2021 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the relevant local government.
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5.00pm 27 August 2021. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll but meet the eligibility criteria for this Roll, you can enrol online. Alternatively, enrolment forms are available from post offices, Australian Electoral Commission offices or the West Australian Electoral Commission. Forms must be completed and received by a Divisional Returning Officer of the Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia by 5.00pm Friday 27 August 2021.
Non-resident owners and occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in your local government area and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote and should make an enrolment application to the local government. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in a particular local government, you may be eligible to enrol to vote if you were on the local government’s last electoral roll prior to May 1996. Please contact the particular local government for details. Owners of land who were on the last roll of the local government continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable property to which the enrolment relates.
Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact their particular local government to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next 3 months following the date of the application to enrol.
Joint owners and occupiers
If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
You can get enrolment claim forms from local governments. These should be lodged with the particular Chief Executive Officer by 5.00pm Friday 27 August 2021. If you registered for the 2019 elections or since that time you do not need to register.