You can vote in the City of Gosnells' elections if you:

1.   Live in the City of Gosnells and are enrolled on the State Roll;
2.   Own rateable property in the City but reside outside the City's boundaries;
3.   Occupy (lease, rent, etc.) commercial property in the City and reside outside the City's boundaries.

The Electoral Roll:

The City's Electoral Roll is comprised of two parts; the Residents Roll and the Owners and Occupiers Roll.

Residents Roll:

The residents roll is maintained by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.  Individuals (irrespective of whether they own the property or are tenants) that live in the City of Gosnells and are on the State Electoral Roll will automatically be on this roll and have the choice to vote in the City of Gosnells Local Government Elections.

If you have changed address since the last election, please check your address has been changed on the State Electoral Roll (see the WA Electoral Commission website link below).

Owners and Occupiers' Roll:

The Owners and Occupiers' Roll is maintained by the City of Gosnells.

This is comprised of individuals who own (but do not reside in) or who occupy (lease, rent, etc.) rateable property in the City and of individuals nominated by Companies that own or occupy rateable property in the City. Each person applying to go onto this roll must be on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and must reside outside of the City of Gosnells. To apply for inclusion on the Owners and Occupiers' Roll, complete the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form from the link below and return to the City for processing. 

To check your entitlement, contact Business Services Support on 9397 3046 or governanceadmin@gosnells.wa.gov.au.

Voting Entitlement:

An individual may only appear on the roll once, regardless of the number of properties they own or occupy.

A corporate body may have a maximum of two people on the roll as appointed nominees of the corporate body regardless of the number of properties they own or occupy.

Conduct of the Election:

The City of Gosnells Local Government Elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) as a postal election.  Voting packages containing information on the candidates, information on how to vote, the ballot paper and a return envelope is usually posted to electors approximately three to four weeks before the Election.

Voting requirements:

Voting in local government elections is not compulsory.

Voting alternatives:

The opportunity to submit an early vote or an absent vote is not available through a postal election.

Replacement voting packages:

If you do not receive or have lost or destroyed your voting package, you should contact Business Services Support on 9397 3046 or
governanceadmin@gosnells.wa.gov.au for assistance.

Queries:

Contact Business Services Support at the City of Gosnells on 9397 3046 or governanceadmin@gosnells.wa.gov.au, or alternatively the following website may be of some assistance.

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