A popularly elected Mayor is a Mayor who is voted in by the electors of the district (not the Council). In 2019, the City will see its first popularly elected Mayor.
As a result, the City will have 15 elected members, the Mayor and 14 Councillors.
The Mayor will hold office for four years.
No. The Deputy Mayor will continue to be elected by the Council and will hold office for two years.
Postal vote packages will be sent to electors early October.
If you don't receive your postal vote package by Friday 4 October 2019 please contact the City to apply for a replacement package. For more information click here
No. As the City of Stirling conducts its election by postal vote there is no availability of early or absentee voting.
Postal vote packages will be sent out late September.
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Yes. You can apply to the City to receive a replacement postal vote package. For more information click here
If you have multiple voting entitlements in the City of Stirling only one of your postal vote packages will contain a ballot paper for the Mayoral election. You can only vote once in each election.
If you are missing a ballot paper and do not have multiple voting entitlements please contact the City to apply for a replacement package. For more information click here
Postal votes can be hand delivered to any of the following locations prior to Election Day, Saturday 19 October 2019 (Note: on Election Day postal votes can only be hand delivered to the City's Administration Centre):
- City of Stirling Administration Centre, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling
- Inglewood Library, 895 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
- Mirrabooka Library, 21 Sudbury Road, Mirrabooka
- Osborne Library, 9 Royal Street, Tuart Hill
- Scarborough Library, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough.
The election finishes at 6.00pm on Saturday 19 October 2019. Postal vote packages must be received via post or hand delivered to the City before then.
Local government elections are conducted using the 'first past the post' system. The candidate with the most votes wins.
Votes will be counted at the City's Administration Centre, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling from 6.00pm on Saturday 19 October 2019.
The candidate who receives the most votes will receive a four year term. The candidate who receives the second highest number of votes will receive a two year term.
If the Councillor is also running as a candidate for a ward at this election because their term has expired, their name will be excluded from the count for that ward. The candidate with the most votes from the remaining candidates will be elected as the ward Councillor.
If the Councillor is not up for election and still has two years to run on their term, an extraordinary election will be held for the ward vacancy by February 2020.