Council Elections

Mayor and Deputy Mayor Elections

At the Council Meeting held on Monday 23 October 2017 Councillors elected Cr. Henry Zelones Mayor and Cr. Ruth Butterfield Deputy Mayor for a further two years with their terms expiring October 2019. 

Election Results 2017

On 21 October 2017 elections were held for the City of Armadale resulting in the following candidates being elected for a four year term ending October 2021:
Ward Candidate
SHAW, Donna
WIELINGA, Caroline
FROST, Carole
CAMPBELL, Colin (Elected Unopposed)
MUNN, Jeff
Detailed election results are available here
The City thanks all candidates and residents for their valued participation in this year's elections. Thanks also to Returning Officer Mr Jeff Solliss and Council Staff for the conduct of the election.

Nominations to become a Councillor

The call for candidate nominations, which closed at 4pm on Thursday 14 September 2017, resulted in 25 candidate nominations being received (six more than were received in the last two elections).

Palomino Ward received only one candidate, resulting in the Returning Officer declaring Colin Campbell elected unopposed.

Elections were held in six of the City's seven wards. The below list, by Ward, shows the candidates in the order they appeared on the ballot paper (the order is established via a ballot, drawn by the Returning Officer).

Ward Candidate
O'REILLY, Louise
SHAW, Donna
HART, Patricia
WIELINGA, Caroline
PERVEZ, Agha Shahzad
FROST, Carole
SHAH, Naresh
SECKER, Steven
CAMPBELL, Colin (Elected Unopposed)
MUNN, Jeff
HARRIS, Nicholle
PETER, Shanavas
ELDER, Tyson

Full candidate profiles can be viewed here.

Enrolment to Vote


You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll. If you are unsure if you are enrolled to vote check your enrolment on the State Electoral Roll at the Western Australian Electoral Commissions website by clicking here or calling 13 63 06.

You are eligible to vote at State Elections if:

  • You are 18 years of age or older; and
  • You are an Australian Citizen; and
  • You have lived at your present address for at least the last month.

If you are not on the State Electoral Roll but meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently you must register or update your details by any of the following methods:


In Person or Telephone

Non Residents (Owners and Occupiers)

If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the City of Armadale and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, you are eligible to enrol to vote in certain situations:

  • Owners of land who were on the last 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 City of Armadale 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 (3) months following the date of the application to enrol.

If you are not on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the City of Armadale, you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the City of Armadale’s last electoral roll prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time.

If you wish to check your enrolment on the City of Armadale's owners and occupiers roll please contact the City's Rates team on 9394 5000, by email or in person at the City's Administration Centre, 7 Orchard Avenue Armadale.

To apply as a non-resident Owner / Occupier you will need to complete and submit one of the following enrolment eligibility claim forms (See document list to the right)

  • Owners and Occupiers
  • Multi-owners
  • Corporations

Enrolment eligibility claim forms must be received by the Chief Executive Officer by 5pm Friday 25 August 2017 to allow sufficient time for processing before the close of rolls on 1 September 2017.

Additional Information

Joint Owners/Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by mor

e 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.


A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property in the City may nominate two people who are either on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as nominees on the City's Owners and Occupiers Roll. For Corporations that own multiple properties in different wards only the same two nominees can vote in each ward.

Armadale Council

The City of Armadale Council comprises of 14 Councillors, including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who are elected to serve the Armadale district.

The City is divided into seven wards with two Councillors representing each ward for a four year term. Further detail on wards is available here.

Council Elections are held every two years with voting voluntary.

The vote count is conducted on either an in-person or postal basis, a decision which rests with each Council and which occurs every two 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.

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

The City of Armadale's Elections are conducted as a postal election, a practice which Council has followed since the inception of postal elections in 1996.

Ward Changes

In 2017 the City completed a review of its ward representation and boundaries. The changes include:

  • The current seven (7) ward representation model be retained but with modified boundaries so that each ward has a councillor/elector ratio that is within the required plus or minus 10% of the average councillor/elector ratio for the entire City.

  • Each ward have two (2) councillors, creating a total of fourteen (14) councillors.

  • The Jarrah and Neerigen wards renamed to Hills and Ranford wards respectively.

For further details please click here.

Further Information

Further information about local government elections and the role of a Councillor can be obtained from: