LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINARY POSTAL ELECTION

ELECTION NOTICE

Town of Port Hedland

(Local Government Act 1995, s4.64)


The Town of Port Hedland is holding an election by postal vote on Saturday, 21 October 2017 to fill vacancies in the offices of Mayor and Councillors as listed below:

District

1

 Mayor

CONSTANCE, Terry

HENNEBERRY, Jim

HOOPER, David

MELVILLE, Troy

DACCACHE, George

BLANCO, Camilo (Milo)

NEWBERY, Louise

 

District

5

 Councillors

MCDONOGH, Warren

PANGAHAS, Nina

DACCACHE, George

MELVILLE, Troy

PITT, Telona

DIVER, Neville (Nifty)

HOOPER, David

CARTER, Peter

TAVO, Lincoln

HIGGINS, Roger

ATTWOOD, Ron

GRAY, Caiden

GILLINGHAM, Jan

COLLINS, Dan

CLIFTON, Kevin

HEBBARD, Tricia

Election Packages will be sent to all electors on the local government electoral roll where there is an election in their electorate.

Replacement Packages can be obtained from the Town of Port Hedland prior to election day and from 8.00am to 6.00pm on election day if the package is not received or should any papers be missing.

Post your vote early. Completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6.00pm on election day, Saturday, 21 October 2017.

You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the Town of Port Hedland during business hours before election day or at the polling place / any polling place in the district between 8.00am and 6.00pm on election day.

Other Polling Place(s):

South Hedland Lotteries House

Town of Port Hedland Yandeyarra Community

Chief Polling Place:

McGregor Street, PORT HEDLAND

The count of votes will commence at 6.00pm at the Town of Port Hedland, McGregor Street, PORT HEDLAND.

Keith SQUIBB

RETURNING OFFICER

0448 345 801


The Town of Port Hedland Council is comprised of the Mayor and eight Councillors elected to serve the whole district. Local Government Elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October.

This year, the Town of Port Hedland is conducting an Ordinary Local Government Election, to be held on Saturday 21 October 2017.

The following offices are to be filled 2017 Election:

PositionTerm
Mayor 4 Years
Councillor 1 4 Years
Councillor 2 4 Years
Councillor 3 4 Years
Councillor 4 4 Years
Councillor 5 2 Years

Voting

Enrolments for the electoral roll for the 2017 Local Government Ordinary Election close on Friday 1 September 2017 at 5:00pm.

Residents

If you are already enrolled as an elector on the State Electoral Roll for your residential address, you will automatically enrolled for Local Government Elections.

If you are a resident of the Town and not already enrolled, you must make a claim for enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission. To enrol please visit the Australian Electoral Commission website.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote as a non-resident owner or occupier where the property you own or occupy is located in the Town of Port Hedland, provided you meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled as an elector on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll for a residence outside the ward
  • You own or occupy property within the ward
  • You complete an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form and have it accepted by the Town for future elections.

Joint Owners and Occupiers

Where rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners and occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral rolls, to be enrolled as owner/occupier electors. An Application to Register a Nominee for Co-owners or co-occupiers form will need to be completed.

Corporations

A body corporate, which owns or occupies rateable property, may nominate two persons provided they are enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral rolls. An Application to Register for a Body Corporate form will need to be completed by the body corporate.

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, 1 September 2017. Forms are available for download here.