Council Elections

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Local government ordinary elections are held every two years in October.  The next state-wide ordinary elections are scheduled for Saturday October 16, 2021 and the City of Swan will hold elections for seven vacancies. The City of Swan is represented by 15 Councillors.

The City of Swan is calling on eligible passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the area to nominate to run for Council in the October Local Government elections. 

Nominations for prospective Councillors are now closed. Voting packages will be mailed to all eligible electors about three weeks prior to election day (Saturday, October 16). The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.

The City's elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

At the first special meeting after the election, the Council will elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

How to Nominate

The Commission appoints a Returning Officer to oversee the election which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

Prospective candidates wishing to nominate for the upcoming City of Swan election should contact the Returning Officer to make an appointment.

The Western Australian Electoral Commission has appointed a Returning Officer for the City of Swan elections.

Returning Officer

Returning Officer: Adrian Malkovic
Email: LGro_swa@elections.wa.gov.au
Mobile: 0437 063 477 

Candidates are required to submit a completed nomination within the above time frame, a single A4 profile with no more than 800 characters about the candidate, a nomination deposit of $80, a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate, and a completed online course titled Induction for prospective candidates available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au 

For full details on nominating for Local Government elections can be found in this Call For Nominations Notice(PDF, 258KB).

Ward Vacancies

The vacancies at the 2021 election are:

Ward Vacancy Term
Altone Two Councillors Four years
Midland / Guildford One Councillor Four years
Pearce Two Councillors Four years
Swan Valley / Gidgegannup One Councillor Four years
Whiteman One Councillor Four years

Candidate Profiles

Voting has now closed in the 2021 local government elections. 

Candidate profiles have been removed

For updates on the count and outcome of the election please refer to the City of Swan Facebook page.

 

Electoral Gift Register

Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 requires the candidate and the donor to disclose any electoral gifts that are received/promised or given within the disclosure period if:

  • The value of the gift is $200 or more; or 
  • The value of the gift is less than $200, but the gift is one of 2 or more gifts, with a total value of $200 or more made by one person at any time.

The period of disclosure commences on 16 April 2021.  

For unsuccessful candidates, the disclosure period ends 3 days after election day.  

For successful candidates, the disclosure period concludes on the day the successful candidate makes a declaration in the prescribed form before acting in the office. 

Disclosure is to be made by completing Form 9A and delivered to the City of Swan Chief Executive Officer in person or via email to swan@swan.wa.gov.au.    

The City maintains an electoral gifts register that details certain information of electoral gift declarations made by candidates and donors during local government elections. The register is available below and can also be viewed at the City of Swan Administration Centre.

Electoral Gifts Register(PDF, 104KB)

How to vote

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the upcoming local government elections if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the City of Swan. The Electoral Roll closed at 5.00pm on Friday August 27, 2021.

The City holds postal elections, which are conducted on the City's behalf by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Voting packages are mailed to all eligible electors about three weeks prior to election day. The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.

Completed voting papers should be returned by post as per the instructions included in the voting package.  If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official:

 If you do not receive or have lost your voting papers, please contact the City’s Returning Officer.