If you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property within the City of Swan and you meet the voter eligibility criteria, you are entitled to vote in the local government elections.
The City’s electoral roll is comprised of two parts; the residents roll and the non-residents owners and occupiers roll. Combining these two rolls produces the consolidated roll. In Western Australia, when you enrol to vote at your home address, you are automatically included in the Commonwealth, State and local government rolls.
If you own or rent property in the City of Swan but you don’t live in that property, you may be entitled to be included in the non-resident owners and occupiers roll. Body corporate's may apply for up to two eligible electors to be on the roll.
If you live in the City of Swan but don’t own property, you may be entitled to be included in the residents roll.
Enrolment for the 2019 election closes at 5pm on Friday, August 30, 2019.
People who reside in the City (irrespective of whether they own the property or are tenants) and who are on the State electoral roll for that property will be on the residents roll automatically and can vote in the City of Swan local government election. No separate enrolment is necessary.
Enquiries about the residents roll should be directed to the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06 or you can check your current enrolment details online.
Non-resident owners and occupiers roll
The non-resident owners and occupiers roll is maintained by the City of Swan. It is for individuals who own or occupy rateable property in the City and are enrolled to vote at another address.
Each person applying to go onto this roll must be on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll for a property outside the City’s district.
Any person who is not an Australian citizen (and thus not eligible to be on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll) may still be able to vote in local government elections if the person appeared on the City’s 1996 electoral roll, and has owned or occupied rateable property within the City continuously since at least March 1996.
Enrolment of non-resident owners or occupiers is not automatic. Enrolment claims can be lodged at any time, however enrolments close 50 days before any election day. For the 2019 election, the rolls close at 5pm on Friday, August 30, 2019.
Complete the enrolment eligibility claim form for sole or one of two owners or occupiers(PDF, 62KB) if you are:
- an individual who owns property in a City of Swan ward but does not live there
- an individual who does not own but is occupying a property in a City of Swan ward for at least the next 3 months continuously and under a legal agreement.
Complete the enrolment eligibility claim form to register a nominee(PDF, 57KB) if you are:
- a non-resident individual of a property owned or occupied by three or more individuals
- a nominee of a body corporate that owns a property in the City of Swan
- a nominee of a body corporate that does not own but is occupying a property in the City of Swan ward for at least the next three months continuously and under a legal agreement.
For further information about the non-resident owners and occupiers roll call 9267 9267.