Local Government Elections

Local Government Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.

Councillors are elected for four year terms, with half of the Councillors’ terms concluding at each biennial election.

To be eligible to nominate as a candidate you must be an elector of the district (residential or owner/occupier) and over 18 years of age.

More information on eligibility can be found here. https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/local-government-candidates

Key Dates

Close of electoral roll:                      5:00 pm Friday, 30 August 2019

Close of nominations:                      4:00 pm Thursday, 12 September 2019

Election Day:                                    Saturday, 19 October 2019

Further information will be provided closer to the election.

The next local government election will take place on Saturday 19th October 2019.

Enrolling to Vote

You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll for the Shire of Cuballing.

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 which is available from the Local Government Office, all post offices, all Australian Electoral Commission Offices or the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Checking Your Enrolment

Persons wishing to check whether they are enrolled on the State Roll for the Shire of Shire of Cuballing already can do so by visiting the WA Electoral Commission website.

Persons wishing to check whether they are on the Council’s Owners/Occupiers Roll can contact the Shire of Cuballing. 

Voting Method 

Council resolved that it will conduct an “In Person Voting” process for its Local Government Elections 2019.  

Council appointed the Chief Executive Officer, Gary Sherry as the Returning Officer for the Shire of Cuballing Elections

Early Voting can be completed at the Shire of Cuballing administration Centre at 22 Campbell Street Cuballing during normal business hours. 

Council will operate polling places at

  • the Shire of Cuballing administration Centre at 22 Campbell Street Cuballing; and
  • the Popanyinning Hall, 98 Francis Street Popanyinning;

from 8am to 6pm on Election Day of Saturday 19th October 2019. 

The counting of votes will be completed at the Shire of Cuballing administration Centre at 22 Campbell Street Cuballing as soon as possible after the polling ceases. 

Thinking of Becoming a Councillor?

Prospective candidates are encouraged to view link to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries which provides further information for candidates on the local government elections and covers the following:-

  1. Introduction to Local Government in Western Australia
  2. Section 1: Standing as a council member
  3. Section 2: Voting and participating in local government including key dates for 2019
  4. Section 3: Now you’re a council member

Local Government Candidate Induction

This year new laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction.

You will be asked to declare that you have completed the online induction when filling out your nomination form.  It is an offence to make false or misleading statements on the nomination form. 

At the end of the induction you will need to fill in your details to register your completion.  Please make sure you press the registration button at the end or your completion will not be registered.  You should receive an email confirming you have completed the induction.  Please keep this for your records.  The induction should take no longer than one hour to complete. 

To complete the Local Government Candidate Induction go to the link below:-


Call for Nominations

Local Government plays a critical part in the delivery of the most vital services for communities.  Being a Councillor is a privilege and a wonderful opportunity to make a difference to your community.  As a Councillor you are expected to represent the views of the community while making decisions in their interests, demonstrate conduct that the community expects and deserves as well as planning for the Shire of Cuballing’s future.


Shire of Cuballing                 Three (3) vacancies                          4-year term

Who can Nominate

 Any person who is an Australian Citizen over the age of 18 years who is an elector of the district and is not disqualified under the Local Government Act 1995 may nominate for Council.

When to Nominate 

Nominations open on Thursday 5th September 2019 and close at 4.00pm on Thursday 12th September 2019.

Where to Nominate

Nominations must be on the prescribed form that is available from the Shire office.  An $80 nomination deposit is required as well as a profile of the candidate (no more than 150 words on an A4 sheet).  A recent passport-sized photo of the candidate’s head or head and shoulders can be included.  If unable to personally attend to nominate, an authorised agent can do this on your behalf.

Further details about eligibility and the nomination process for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer.

Candidate Profiles

 Dawson Robert Bradford

 Paul Lewis

 Graeme Dent

 Deb Hopper

 John Robertson

 Robert Harris

 Adrian Kowald