Local Government Elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October, with usually half of the Council seats becoming vacant on a biennial rotation, subject to other vacancies.

Extraordinary Election - 18th June 2022

As a result of a vacant South Ward seat on the Shire of East Pilbara Council, an Extraordinary Election will be held to fill the position.

Timetable Details Notes
April 11th - April 29th, 2022 Check your enrolment details and voting eligibility https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/update-my-details.htm
May 5th - May 12th, 2022 Nominate for the Council position Build your nomination here. Returning Officer - Shanna Stroud 0458 808 031
May 30th - June 18th, 2022 Vote in the election Post your vote before DATE or drop off ballot at the Newman Administration Office by TIME on 18th June, 2022.

Nominees

Linda Lewis
Lee Hutcheson
David Kular

Call for Nominations

Click here to see the Call for Nominations Notice

Returning Officer Contact Details
Shanna Stroud 0458 808 031 

Close of Enrolments

Click here to see the Close of Enrolments Public Notice

Owner / Occupier Roll

What is the Owner / Occupier Roll?

The owner/occupier roll is an electoral roll for Local Government Elections where people who own or occupy property within a Local Government District and are enrolled to vote at another address, can apply to their local government to be included on the roll as an owner/occupier.

Enrolment on the owner/occupier roll allows a person who is enrolled to vote at one address, and owns or occupies property at a different address, to a vote in both areas.

It also allows non-resident co-owners and occupiers who are enrolled to vote at another address, or a body corporate, to apply to nominate up to two eligible electors to be included on the owner/occupier roll.

Eligibility for Owner / Occupier’s Roll

People who own or occupy property within the Shire of East Pilbara can apply to be included on the roll as an owner/occupier, as long as they are eligible electors.

An eligible elector is someone who is currently on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, or who qualifies under clause 12 of Schedule 9.3 to the Local Government Act 1995.

To qualify under clause 12 the elector must:

  • Own or occupy rateable property in the electorate;
  • Have been on the last electoral roll prepared under the Local Government Act 1960 for that electorate; and
  • Have owned or occupied rateable property in the electorate since that roll was prepared.

Residents

People who are already enrolled as electors on the State Electoral Roll for their residential address, are automatically enrolled on the Resident’s Roll for Local Government Elections and will not need to make a claim for enrolment. If you are a resident of the Shire of East Pilbara and not already enrolled to vote at your residence, you must make a claim for enrolment with the State Electoral Commission.

Non-resident owners

Non-resident owners are eligible to be enrolled to vote in a local government election, in the ward where a property owned is located, if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled as an elector on the State or Commonwealth Roll for a residence outside the ward; and
  2. Own or occupy rateable property within the ward; and
  3. Complete an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form and have it accepted by the Shire of East Pilbara for future elections.

Occupiers

Occupiers of rateable land in the Shire of East Pilbara that are not on the Resident’s Roll are eligible to vote in local government elections however they will need to complete an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form and have it accepted by the Shire of East Pilbara, and have a right of continuous occupation under lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for a minimum of three months from the date of application.

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, to be enrolled as owner/occupier electors.

Those two nominees must be enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral rolls for an address outside of the ward where the property is situated. If the joint owners own properties in more than one ward the same nominees must apply for both wards.

Occupiers are requested to attach a copy of the lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument showing continuous occupation for at least three months from the date of application.

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. If the body corporate owns properties in more than one ward the same nominees must apply for both wards. The Shire of East Pilbara requires confirmation in writing from the body corporate, stating the names of the nominees.

Enrolment duration

For occupiers and corporations, if an enrolment eligibility claim is accepted it will remain valid for the next two ordinary elections in the Shire of East Pilbara. After that period, if the elector wants to retain their eligibility as they will need to make another enrolment eligibility claim.

Eligibility for property owners remains in force until the property is sold or they wish to cancel their enrolment.

Enrolment forms

Enrolment forms can be obtained from the Shire of East Pilbara and must be lodged with the Chief Executive Officer prior to the close of rolls for any Local Government Election to be accepted for that election.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Shire of East Pilbara on (08) 9175 8000 or emailing admin@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au.

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Past Elections

16 October 2021