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Last chance to vote in the 2023 local government elections

Oct 20, 2023
This Saturday, 21 October is election day for local governments across Western Australia.
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Support local democracy by voting in local government elections

Sep 8, 2023
A call out from the State Government today is urging ratepayers and residents to recognise the importance of local democracy by making voting a priority at the upcoming local government elections.
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Vote for them campaign

Sep 8, 2023
Vote for the important things in your community at the local government elections on 21 October.
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Changing the rules regulating owners and occupiers rolls

May 9, 2023
Who can vote or be a candidate.
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Becoming an Elected Council Member Forum

May 8, 2023

LG Alert

A free forum for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds considering standing for local council.
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4.71% and a winner? Can this be true?

Apr 28, 2023
Did you know that under the current system of local government voting, some winning candidates have attracted less than 5% of the vote?
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Local government election transitions

Jan 24, 2023
Nearly half of WA’s local governments will be impacted by proposed local government ward and representation electoral reforms, which are due to be introduced in Parliament early this year.
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Local government — election transitions

Sep 20, 2022

LG Alert

Minister for Local Government Hon. John Carey will be advising all Western Australian local governments of pathways to the election reforms, which were announced as a wider package of local government reforms on 3 July 2022.
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Be prepared for absent votes

Aug 22, 2022

LG Alert

There are a high number of Extraordinary Elections scheduled for various local council vacancies in the coming months and all local governments need to be prepared to issue absent votes.
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Historic First for Cities of Rockingham and Bayswater

Dec 6, 2021
Following this year’s local government elections, two cities will be led by women for the first time. Mayor Deb Hamblin of Rockingham and Mayor, Crs Filomena Piffaretti of Bayswater have made history as the first females to don the mayoral chains and to lead their respective cities.
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Make your vote count by being a vocal local

Oct 8, 2021
With just a week to go until Western Australian local governments hold ordinary elections across the State, Western Australians are being reminded to make their vote count by being a ‘vocal local’.
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Be a Vocal Local – get out and vote!

Sep 15, 2021
There is just one month to go until local government ordinary elections take place across Western Australia.
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DLGSC on the road

Aug 27, 2021
The 16 October local government ordinary elections are just seven weeks away, so the DLGSC local government team has been out delivering information sessions to local people interested in standing for council.
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One week until nominations for local government elections open

Aug 26, 2021
With nominations for the upcoming local government elections opening in one week, community members are encouraged to start thinking about standing for their council.
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Governance update

Aug 25, 2021
A reminder of key dates for local governments.
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Get Out and Vote in the Local Government Elections

Aug 20, 2021
Local government elections are happening across the State on Saturday 16 October 2021, and it’s your opportunity to have a direct say about what goes on in your local community.
Be a Vocal Local and stand for council

Local government elections coming up

Aug 3, 2021

LG Alert

There is just a month to go until nominations for this year’s local government elections open.
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Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021

Aug 3, 2021

LG Alert

The Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021, come into effect on 2 August 2021.
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Countdown is on with 100 days until local government elections

Jul 8, 2021
With just 100 days until the Western Australian local government elections, community members are being asked to be a 'Vocal Local' by nominating for election to their local council.
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Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

Jun 1, 2021
Community members are called on to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming local government elections to be held on 16 October 2021.
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Elections herald a new era in local government

Oct 31, 2019
The local government elections held on 19 October herald a new era for local government in WA — and the culmination of two years’ behind-the-scenes work by staff at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
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