Last days to vote in Local Government Election
In the final days of the 2021 Local Government Election, Mayor Mark Irwin has encouraged the community to vote before the roll closes at 6.00pm on Saturday and he has thanked retiring Councillors for their service.
As at 7.00am on Wednesday 13 October 2021, the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s (WAEC) website showed that 32,837 votes across the City of Stirling’s seven wards have been returned, averaging out to 21.60 per cent of the City’s eligible electors.
With a total of 28 candidates vying for one seat across each ward, the Mayor said he was looking forward to seeing democracy in action when the votes are counted on Saturday night.
“Elections are always a really exciting time where electors get to have their say on who should represent their community as Councillors and I am very much looking forward to the outcome on Saturday,” he said.
“As well as looking to what lies ahead for Council and the community, it is also a great time to reflect on what has been achieved, so I would like to make a special mention for the Councillors who are retiring this week – Councillors Adam Spagnolo and Karen Caddy.”
Mayor Irwin said Councillor Spagnolo, who has served on Council for a total of 24 years as Councillor, Mayor and Deputy Mayor, had been born and raised in Osborne Park.
“Councillor Spagnolo has spent much of his life serving the Osborne Ward of the City of Stirling and he has been an active and engaged community member throughout this time,” he said.
“He is the foundation President of the Osborne Ward Ratepayer Association and worked as a local government building surveyor for 15 years for a neighbouring local authority. He has brought to the Council chambers an extensive knowledge of the sector and he has been committed to ensuring fair governance, consistency in Council decisions, friendly service and advocating for the community.
“Councillor Caddy has served the Coastal Ward for eight years, having lived across the City in Nollamara, Doubleview and Scarborough. She played a part in delivering the world class Scarborough foreshore revitalisation and has been an active member of the Scarborough Beach Association.
“Councillor Caddy has been a strong advocate for our local clubs and community organisations, with her commitment to developing inclusive communities where everyone can contribute and I am proud of what she has delivered in the Coastal Ward.”
Councillor Caddy was one of six City Councillors to receive a Merit Award from the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) for their personal commitment, eminent service and contribution to the local government sector in October 2020.
“I’d like to recognise the stellar efforts of both Councillors to support their communities. I trust that after the swearing in of Council on Tuesday, we will have a Council who is equally committed to delivering for the community as our outgoing Councillors have been.
The results of the 2021 Local Government Elections are expected to be announced by the WAEC on Saturday evening following the close of the polls by 6.00pm.
Voting packages can be returned in person before polls close at the following locations:
- City of Stirling Administration Centre
- All six Stirling Libraries.
Visit the WAEC website for up to date information on returned voting packages.
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