The City's council elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. The Mayor and Councillors are elected for four-year terms, with half of the Councillors terms concluding at each biennial election.
The City of Stirling holds postal elections, which are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission using a ‘first past the post voting system’. This means the candidate with the highest number of votes wins. For more information, please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.