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About elections

This section contains information about elections, enrolling to vote and how to become a councillor in the City of Subiaco.

About elections

Local government elections are held every two years, usually on the third Saturday in October. The most recent Ordinary Election was held on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Elections at the City of Subiaco

The City of Subiaco's Council comprises thirteen elected members – the Mayor and three councillors for each of the four wards. The mayor and councillors are elected to their positions for a four year term. Councillors retire from office on a rotational basis, with half retiring every two years.

Voting method and count

City of Subiaco elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The commission appoints a returning officer who oversees the elections. This includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

Election packages are posted to all electors on the City of Subiaco roll approximately three weeks before election day. The packages can be returned by mail or hand delivered and placed in a sealed ballot box at the city's Administration Centre until 6pm on election day.

Replacement ballot papers are available for registered voters at the city’s administration centre. 

The count commences at 6pm on election day and results are usually available later that evening on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.