Local Government Elections

The Shire of Narembeen has eight (8) Councillors with vacancies alternating every two (2) years.  Under the Local Government Act 1995, Council is required to hold elections on the third Saturday in October every two years.  

For more information on the local government elections visit the links below:

Western Australian Electoral Commission

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Enrolling to Vote

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

Information on Enrolling to Vote

Checking Your Enrolment

Persons wishing to check whether they are enrolled on the State Roll for the Shire of Narembeen 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 telephone the Shire of Narembeen T: 9064 7308.

If you would like to view the In Person Election Timetable click on the link below:-

Voting Method

Council resolved that it will conduct an "In Person Voting" process for its Local Government Extraordinary Election in 2019.  Council appointed the Chief Executive Officer as the Returning Officer for the Shire of Narembeen Extraordinary Elections and nominated the Shire of Narembeen Administration Building to conduct the 2019 Local Government Extraordinary Election process including for polling of votes and the counting of votes.

Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct has been developed by the Shire of Narembeen and prospective members may wish to read the Code of Conduct below:

Code of Conduct

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

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Councillor Induction

This year, new laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete an 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:-

Candidate Induction

Call for Nominations - Shire of Narembeen Extraordinary Elections

Nominations are called for the Shire of Narembeen’s Extraordinary Elections to be held on Saturday 14 December 2019.

Vacancy Information

SHIRE OF NAREMBEEN— 1 Longhurst Street, Narembeen 6369
RETURNING OFFICER: Chris Jackson
TEL: 9064 7308     EMAIL: admin@narembeen.wa.gov.au
NOMINATION PLACE: 1 Longhurst Street, Narembeen 6369
OFFICES VACANT AND TERMS OF OFFICE: DISTRICT, 2 vacancies, 4 year terms

Nomination Time and Place

Nominations open on Thursday, 31 October 2019 and close 4.00pm, Thursday 7 November 2019.

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer at any time during the above period at the Shire of Narembeen office, 1 Longhurst Street, Narembeen WA 6369.

Nomination Requirements

Nominations must be on the prescribed form that is available from the Shire office and must include a separate candidate profile containing not more than 150 words on an A4 single page and which includes candidate biographical information and statements of the candidate’s policies or believes.

An $80 nomination deposit is required at the time of lodgement and a recent passport-sized photograph may be submitted (optional).

To nominate, every individual must complete the mandatory online candidate induction module available via the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website at:-

www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au

If unable to personally attend to nominate, an authorised agent can do this on a candidate’s behalf with written authorisation signed by the candidate on the prescribed form.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates in the Extraordinary Election are available in the Candidate Nomination Package or alternatively a hard copy may be obtained by contacting the Shire of Narembeen T: 9064 7308. 

CHRIS JACKSON
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER