Elections

Local Government Elections - 29 Jan 2022

Elections Timetable 
Shire of Wandering - Extraordinary Election 2022
Enter election date>> 29/01/2022
Days from
 Polling Day
 Election Activities or Events Relevant Act
sections or
Regulations
Day Date
80 Last day for local governments to gain agreement from the Electoral Commissioner to conduct the election (compulsory if intent is to hold a postal election). LGA s4.20 (2)(3)(4)
LGA s4.61
(2)(4)
Wed 10/11/2021
80 A decision for the Electoral Commissioner to conduct the election cannot be rescinded after this day. LGA s4.20(6)
LGA s4.61(5)
Wed 10/11/2021
70 Between these days, the CEO of the local government is to give Statewide public notice of the closing date and time for elector enrolments. LGA s4.39(2) Sat 20/11/2021
to to to
56 Sat 4/12/2021
56 Last day for the local government's CEO to advise the Electoral Commissioner of the need to prepare an updated residents roll. LGA s4.40(1) Sat 4/12/2021
56 Advertising may begin for council nominations from 56 days, and no later than 45 days, before election day. LGA s4.47(1) Sat 4/12/2021
50 Close of Rolls – 5.00pm LGA 4.39(1) Fri 10/12/2021
45 Last day for advertisement to be placed calling for council nominations. LGA s4.47(1) Wed 15/12/2021
44 Nominations Open
First day for candidates to lodge completed nomination papers, in the prescribed form, with the Returning Officer. Nominations are open for 8 days.
LGA s4.49(a) Thu 16/12/2021
38 If a candidate's nomination is withdrawn not later than 4.00pm on this day, the candidate's deposit is to be refunded. LGA s4.50
Reg. 27(5)
Wed 22/12/2021
37 Close of Nominations – 4.00pm LGA 4.49(a) Thu 23/12/2021
36 Last day for the Electoral Commissioner to prepare an updated residents roll for the election. Last day for the local government's CEO to prepare an owners and occupiers roll. LGA s4.40(2)
LGA s4.41(1)
Fri 24/12/2021
36 Returning Officer to give Statewide public notice of the election as soon as practicable but no later than 19 days before election day. LGA s4.64(1) As soon as practicable
22 The preparation of any consolidated roll (combined roll of residents, owners and occupiers) under regulation 18(1) is to be completed on or before this day. LGA s4.38(1)
Reg. 18(1)(2)
Fri 7/01/2022
19 Last day for the Returning Officer to give Statewide public notice of the election. LGA s4.64(1) Mon 10/01/2022
4 Close of absent voting and close of postal vote applications for 'voting in person' elections – 4.00pm. LGA s4.68(1)(c)
Reg. 37(3)(4)
Tue 25/01/2022
1 Close of early voting for 'voting in person' elections – 4.00pm. LGA s4.71(1)(e)
Reg. 59(2)
Fri 28/01/2022
0 Election Day
Close of poll – 6.00pm.
LGA s4.7
LGA s4.68(1)(e) 
Sat 29/01/2022
* All Act sections refer to the Local Government Act 1995.  All regulations refer to the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION CLOSE OF ENROLMENTS


Shire of Wandering
ROLL CLOSE: 5:00 PM Friday, 10 December 2021
You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government extraordinary election on 10 December 2021 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the District of the Shire of Wandering.
Residents
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5:00 PM Friday, 10 December 2021. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form.
Enrolment Forms
You can enrol or update your details online, or download an enrolment form, via the Western Australian Electoral Commission website (www.elections.wa.gov.au/enrol). Forms are also available from the Australian Electoral Commission (www.aec.gov.au). Enrolments and updates must be completed and received by 5:00 PM Friday, 10 December 2021.
Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the District of the Shire of Wandering and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Wandering you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the last electoral roll for the Shire of Wandering prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time.  Owners of land who were on the last Local Government roll 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 the Shire of Wandering 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 three months following the date of the application to enrol.  Click here to obtain an enrolment form.
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.
Corporations
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.
Enrolment Forms – Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Only
Enrolment forms can be obtained from local governments and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer by 5:00 PM Friday, 10 December 2021. Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Wandering.

Ian Fitzgerald
A/CEO - Returning Officer