In order to vote in council elections, you must be enrolled on either the State electoral roll (Residents Roll) or the City of Stirling Non-resident Owners and Occupiers Roll.
The voting process
There are three main steps that make up the voting process for the City of Stirling:
- An election voting package is posted to all City of Stirling electors approximately three weeks before election day
- Electors must complete and return the ballot to the City by 6.00pm Saturday, 19 October 2019
- The count starts at 6.00pm that same day, and the results are usually available later that evening.
To view past election results, please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.
If you do not receive your postal vote package by Friday 4 October 2019, it is damaged or you make a mistake you may apply for a replacement package.
Replacement packages will be available from Tuesday 1 October 2019.
To apply for a replacement package you must complete and application form and return it to the City here. The City will then send you a new postal vote package.
Alternatively, you can attend one of the following locations to obtain a replacement package:
- 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 Residents Roll is maintained by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. People who live in the City of Stirling and are on the state electoral roll will automatically be on this roll.
If you are not already on the state electoral roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form or enrol online via the Australian Electorial Commission. For more information, please phone the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06 (WA only) or (08) 9214 0400 or check your enrolment status on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.
Non-resident owners and occupiers roll
This roll comprises people who are on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll and who:
- Own rateable property in the City, but do not live there
- Occupy rateable property in the City (by leasing or renting).
Enrolment of non-resident owners or occupiers is not automatic. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth electoral rolls and own or occupy rateable property in the City, you may be eligible to enrol to vote. This applies if you were on the City’s last electoral roll prior to May 1996 and have owned or occupied rateable property in the district continuously since this time.