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Local Government Elections - 21st October 2017 - Enrolling to Vote

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

You are eligible to be enrolled to vote at the Local Government Elections for the Shire of Cuballing on Saturday 21st October 2017 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the Shire of Cuballing

RESIDENTS

You are automatically enrolled to vote in elections for the electorate in which you live if you are on the State electoral roll as a resident of that address as at 5.00 pm on Friday 1st September 2017.

If you are not already on the State electoral roll and meet the eligibility criteria, a claim for enrolment should be made to any Divisional Returning Officer of the Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia.  Forms are available from any of these offices, all post offices or the Western Australian Electoral Commission and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer by 5.00 pm on Friday 1st September 2017.

OWNERS AND OCCUPIERS

You are also eligible to be enrolled to vote if you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in a particular electorate, and are on a State or Commonwealth electoral roll.  However, it is essential that you lodge an enrolment claim form with the Chief Executive Officer of the local government by Friday 1st September 2017 if you did not register for the 1997 elections or since that time.

If you are not on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll, the 1997 roll or a more recent roll of the Shire of Cuballing an enrolment claim can still be made.  To obtain registration you will need to have been on the 1996 owners and occupiers roll for the Shire of Cuballing and have owned or occupied rateable property in the electorate continuously since that roll was prepared.

To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next 3 months following the date of the application to enrol.

Joint Owners And Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Corporations

A body corporate which owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two persons who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

If you need any further information, please contact Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gary Sherry, at the Shire of Cuballing. 

Gary Sherry

Chief Executive Officer

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