Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Last chance to enrol to vote in local government elections

    27/08/2007 8:35 PM
     
    27/8/07

    Western Australians have until 5pm on Friday, August 31, to enrol to vote in the local government elections on October 20.

    Local Government Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich today urged residents who needed to enrol or update their enrolment to act now.

    People who had moved since the previous local government elections in March 2005 were particularly encouraged to check that they were enrolled for their current address.

    “After Friday, it will be too late to enrol for the local government elections,” Ms Ravlich said.

    “It is important for people who are aged 18 and over or have changed their address to enrol or update their enrolment to avoid being unable to vote at the elections.

    “People who wish to nominate for council must also ensure they are on the State’s electoral roll, otherwise they cannot be considered as candidates.”

    Enrolment forms are available from post offices, the Australian Electoral Commission offices and the WA Electoral Commission.

    Voters can check their enrolment and download a form from the WA Electoral Commission’s website at http://www.waec.wa.gov.au or telephone 13 63 06 for further details or for an enrolment form to be posted out.

    Non-resident owners and non-resident occupiers of rateable property may also be eligible to vote and should contact their local government to obtain an enrolment eligibility claim form.

    “Local governments are important providers of local services and facilities such as planning and development, safety and security, traffic control, environmental management and leisure and community centres,” the Minister said.

    “The local government elections are an important opportunity for people to have a say about the future of their local community and the way in which it is governed."

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