council chambers
Release Date: 
Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Do you want to have your say on who makes decisions in your community? Make sure you are enrolled to vote.

If you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the River Ward within the City of Armadale, you may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government extraordinary election to be held on Saturday, 3 July 2021.

The election will fill a vacancy left by former River Ward Councillor Hugh Jones, who resigned after being elected as the Member for Darling Range in the State Government election in March.

The Extraordinary Election will be run by postal vote through the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Councillors make decisions on a range of important local issues and services, including:

•             sporting and recreation facilities

•             libraries and community centres

•             planning and building controls

•             local roads and footpaths.

City of Armadale CEO Joanne Abbiss said the Extraordinary Election was an opportunity for community members to make their vote count.

“Whether you’re a resident, ratepayer or business owner, being enrolled to vote is your opportunity to help decide who gets to represent the needs of the community.”

Residents are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5.00 pm on Friday, 14 May 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.

Electoral enrolment forms are available from the City of Armadale, all Australian Electoral Commission offices (www.aec.gov.au) or the Western Australian Electoral Commission (www.elections.wa.gov.au) and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer in Western Australia by 5.00 pm on Friday, 14 May 2021.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with the Extraordinary Election, visit the City’s website www.armadale.wa.gov.au.

For more information on this topic contact:

Phone: (08) 9394 5000
Email: info@armadale.wa.gov.au

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Email: communications@armadale.wa.gov.au