- The City of Kwinana has eight Councillors who represent the City as a whole.
- Local Government elections are held every two years on the third Saturday of October.
- Councillors are generally elected for a four year term of office.
- An extraordinary election may be held between general elections should a council seat become vacant.
Persons eligible to be enrolled to vote must be over the age of 18 years, be an Australian Citizen and be ordinarily resident in the State of WA or be the owner or occupier of rateable property within the City of Kwinana.
State Electoral Roll
You are already enrolled to vote in elections for the electorate in which you live if you are on the State electoral roll as a resident of that address.
Persons resident within the City of Kwinana for more than three months are eligible for inclusion on the State Electoral Roll.
If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, a Claim for Enrolment application form should be completed. You can check your enrolment details by visiting Western Australian Electoral Commissions.
Forms are also available at either the City of Kwinana Administration building or at any Post Office.
City of Kwinana Consolidated Electoral Roll
Electors registered on the State Electoral Roll as the resident of a property in the City of Kwinana will automatically be enrolled.
The State Electoral Roll is combined with the City of Kwinana Electoral Roll to provide a consolidated roll for the elections.
If you occupy but do not own property in the City of Kwinana or if you own property but do not reside in the City, you can apply to go on the City of Kwinana's consolidated Electoral Roll, by completing a Claim for Enrolment application form. Hard copies of the City of Kwinana consolidated Electoral Roll are available to purchase at Council's office for $25.00 each (plus GST).
Owners and Occupiers
If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owner/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State of Commonwealth electoral rolls, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
A body corporate which owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two persons who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral rolls to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
If you are unsure if you are on the Electoral Roll and to avoid disappointment of not being able to cast your vote at election time, check at the City of Kwinana Administration building to ensure that your name appears on the Electoral Roll.
The City of Kwinana uses the postal voting system. Full details will be sent to all eligible voters prior to the election.
For information regarding Elections please phone Council's Administration Officer on 9439 0200 or email email@example.com
Results of the 2011 Local Government Elections - Town of Kwinana
The results of the Town of Kwinana elections held on 15 October 2011 were:
Wendy Cooper (2423 votes)
Dennis Wood (2246)
Sherilyn Wood (2167)
Peter Feasey (1831)
Vic Smith (1353)
Bryan Corker (1328)
Barry Donohoe (1273)
There were four seats available and therefore Dennis Wood, Peter Feasey and Sherilyn Wood return to Council, joined by one new Councillor Wendy Cooper.
The election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor took place at Monday 17 October 2011 Special Council Meeting. Carol Adams was re-elected as Mayor and Councillor Ruth Alexander was elected as Deputy Mayor.
For full details on local government elections visit the WA Electoral Commissions website