Voter Information

If you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property within the Town of Bassendean and you meet the voter eligibility criteria, you are entitled to vote in the local government elections.

ELECTORAL ROLL

The Town’s electoral roll is comprised of two parts; the resident’s roll and the non-residents owners and occupiers roll. Combining these two rolls produces the consolidated roll.

In Western Australia, when you enrol to vote at your home address, you are automatically included in the Commonwealth, State and local government rolls.

If you own or rent property in the Town of Bassendean but you don’t live in that property, you may be entitled to be included in the non-resident owners and occupiers roll. Body corporates may apply for up to two eligible electors to be on the roll.

If you live in the Town of Bassendean but don’t own property, you may be entitled to be included in the resident’s roll.

For the 2017 election, the rolls close at 5pm on Friday, 1 September 2017.

RESIDENTS’ ROLL

People who reside in the Town (irrespective of whether they own the property or are tenants) and who are on the state electoral roll for that property will be on the residents’ roll automatically and can vote in the Town of Bassendean local government election. No separate enrolment is necessary.

Enquiries about the residents’ roll should be directed to the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06 or you can check your current enrolment online at

https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/onlineEnrolmentSystem

NON-RESIDENT OWNERS’ AND OCCUPIERS’ ROLL

The non-resident owners’ and occupiers’ roll is maintained by the Town of Bassendean.  It is for individuals who own or occupy rateable property in the Town and are enrolled to vote at another address.

Each person applying to go onto this roll must be on the state or commonwealth electoral roll for a property outside the Town’s district.

Any person who is not an Australian citizen (and thus not eligible to be on the state or commonwealth electoral roll) may still be able to vote in local government elections if the person appeared on the Town’s 1996 electoral roll, and has owned or occupied rateable property within the Town continuously since at least March 1996.

Enrolment of non-resident owners’ or occupiers’ is not automatic.  Enrolment claims can be lodged at any time, however, enrolments close 50 days before any election day.  For the 2017 election, the roll will close at 5pm on Friday, 1 September 2017.

Complete the enrolment eligibility claim form for sole or one of two owners or occupiers

if you are:

  • an individual who owns property in the Town of Bassendean but does not live there; or
  • an individual who does not own but is occupying a property in the Town of Bassendean for at least the next 3 months continuously and under a legal agreement,

Complete the enrolment eligibility claim form to register a nominee if you are:

  • a non-resident individual of a property owned or occupied by three or more individuals;
  • a nominee of a body corporate that owns a property in the Town of Bassendean; or
  • a nominee of a body corporate that does not own but is occupying a property in the Town of Bassendean for at least the next three months continuously and under a legal agreement.

For further information about the non-resident owners’ and occupiers’ roll call 9377 8007.

HOW TO VOTE

The Town holds postal elections, which are conducted on the Town's behalf by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Voting packages are mailed to all eligible electors about three weeks prior to election day.  The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration.  To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.

Completed voting papers should be returned by post as per the instructions included in the voting package.  If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official:

  • Prior to election day, at the Town's Customer Service Centre, or
  • On polling day, to the Town's polling centre located at the Bassendean Seniors’ & Community Centre.

If you do not receive or have lost your voting papers, please contact the Town’s Returning Officer.

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