Election FAQ

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

Contact the Governance team on 9158 9300 to obtain a copy of the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form. 

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 Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form will need to be completed.

Contact the Governance team on 9158 9300 to obtain a copy of the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form. 

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 Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form will need to be completed by the body corporate.

Contact the Governance team on 9158 9300 to obtain a copy of the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form. 

Can I check that I am on the roll?

The residents’ roll for elections, which is based on enrolments for Australian/State elections, can be checked at the local government, the WA Electoral Commission (https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/) or the Australian Electoral Commission (http://www.aec.gov.au/). The owners’/occupiers’ roll can be checked at the local government offices.

For more frequently asked questions follow this link: WAEC FAQ Document

Local Government Elections Fact Sheets

For more information in relation to Local Government Elections, please visit the Department of Local Government and Communities website.

On this website, you will find the following fact sheets:

  • An introduction to Local Government
  • The role of a Council Member
  • Council Members responsibilities and rights
  • Nominating to be a Council Member
  • Rights and obligations in campaigning
  • Running an election campaign
  • Conduct of Local Government Elections
  • What happens when you become a Council Member