North Ward Fresh Election


On 20 July 2022 the Magistrates Court of Western Australia ordered that a fresh election for the North Ward of Serpentine Jarrahdale shall be held on Saturday, 22 October 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Fresh Election in the North Ward?

A fresh election in the North Ward will be held on Saturday, 22 October 2022. The election will be held as a voting-in-person election. The fresh election is only for the North Ward.

Who is conducting the fresh election?

The fresh election is being conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC).

How does a voting-in-person election work?

To vote you must attend a polling place to cast your ballot. You will not be provided a postal vote automatically. Options for absent voting, early voting and requesting a postal vote are detailed below.

Where is the North Ward?

The map below shows the boundaries of the North Ward.  The Shire's online mapping service allows you to check what ward a property is located in.  You can also check the location of your enrolment using the WAEC's enrolment checker.

Where is the polling place for the fresh election?

The polling place is determined by the Returning Officer. The location will be set shortly.

Who is the Shire's Returning Officer for the fresh election?

The Returning Officer is appointed by the WAEC and is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the Shire’s election. Contact details for the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s appointed Returning Officer will be made available as soon possible.

How many vacancies exist for the fresh election?

The following vacancies exist for the fresh election:

  • North Ward – two Councillors (term ending at the 2025 local government election).

When do nominations for candidates for the fresh election open and close?

Nominations open Thursday, 8 September 2022 and close Thursday, 15 September 2022 at 4pm.

Who can nominate to be a candidate?

Anyone who is on the Shire’s Electoral Roll as a resident, or a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property within the Shire (and is not disqualified) can nominate. Nominees of a body corporate cannot stand for election to Council.

All candidates are required to complete an online induction available on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website here.

For more information refer to the Information for Candidates page on our website here.

Who is entitled to vote in the fresh election?

Anyone enrolled on one of the Shire’s Electoral Rolls for the North Ward:

  • Residents Roll – Individuals who live in the Shire and who are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll.
  • Non-Resident Owner and Occupiers Roll – Non-resident owners or occupiers of rateable property in the Shire. Eligibility conditions apply.

For more information, refer to the Information for Electors page on our website here.

If I own a property in the North Ward but I do not live there, can I vote?

Depending on your circumstances, yes, you can. Read the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll information on our website here to check that you are eligible and then complete the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form.

If I run a business that occupies a property in the North Ward, but I do not live in the North Ward, can I still vote?

Depending on your circumstances, yes, you can. Read the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll information on our website here to check that you are eligible and then complete the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form.

How do I enrol to vote?

For more information and access to the necessary links, refer to the Information for Electors page on our website here.

When is the last day I can enrol to vote?

  • Residents Roll - you must enrol with the Western Australian Electoral Commission no later than 5pm Friday, 2 September 2022.
  • Non-Resident Owner and Occupiers Roll - forms must be submitted to the Shire no later than 5pm Friday, 2 September 2022.

For more information, refer to the Information for Electors page on our website here.

Can I apply to receive a postal vote?

Yes, a person may apply to receive a postal vote in a voting-in-person election by submitting the relevant form to the Shire by 4pm Tuesday, 18 October 2022.

Can I vote before the election date?

Yes, a person may vote before the election day by attending a place nominated by the Returning Officer before 4pm Friday, 21 October 2022. The location and times where early votes can be cast will be announced shortly. Early voting is available after the Electoral Commission issues the state wide notice of the fresh election.  This is expected in late September 2022.

When will I know the result of the election?

The results are usually available on the evening of the election day from the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.