John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    Voters urged to be correctly enrolled

    15/03/2005 12:00 AM

    Western Australians have until 5pm this Friday, March 18 to make sure they are enrolled to vote in the local government elections on May 7.

    Local Government and Regional Development Minister John Bowler urged all Western Australians to ensure they were correctly enrolled with the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC).

    "After Friday it will be too late for people to enrol and have their say in how their local community is run," Mr Bowler said.

    “Residents and ratepayers, including business owners should make sure they are enrolled to vote in their local area.

    “There are also many people that have recently become eligible to vote, who have turned 18, or have changed their street or postal address within the last two years who have not yet enrolled.

    “Therefore, it is imperative that prospective voters are correctly enrolled well before the elections to have a say about their future and the way their community is governed.

    “I urge everyone to safeguard their right to vote in the May 7 elections by enrolling or updating their enrolment now.”

    Enrolment forms are available from local governments, post offices and the WAEC.

    Voters can also easily check their enrolment and download a form from the commission’s website at

    Alternatively, they can contact the WAEC’s information line on 13 63 06 for further details or for an enrolment form to be posted out.

    Minister's Office - 9213 6500