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. This year's election will be conducted using the Optional Preferential Voting system. This means that electors can vote for one or more candidates by numbering their ballot paper in order of preference. The candidate with the majority of votes, including preferences, is declared the winner. For more information, please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.