Town of Port Hedland
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Town of Port Hedland Council

The Town of Port Hedland Council is comprised of the Mayor and nine Councillors elected to serve the whole district. Local Government Elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. At each biennial election half of the Town of Port Hedland Councillors are elected for terms of four years.

The results of the Local Government Ordinary election that took place on Saturday 17 October 2015 and the Local Government Extraordinary election that took place on Saturday 16 April 2016 which were run by the Western Australian Electoral Commission are available on the previous election results page here.

To view the current list of Elected Members click here.

Election process

Voting in Council elections is voluntary and the counting of votes on election day is conducted on a "First Past the Post" basis.

Council elections are conducted on either an 'in-person' or 'postal' basis, a decision which rests with each Council and which occurs every 2 years in the lead up to election day.

For ‘postal’ elections, the Western Australian Electoral Commission is responsible for the conduct of the election including the appointment of the Returning Officer who will oversee the election, including taking nominations and supervising the count on the night.

For ‘in-person’ elections, the Council is responsible for the conduct of the election with the Returning Officer being the Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

The Town’s Elections have been conducted as a postal election since 2011.

Click here to view the results of previous elections.