Information for Electors

Please find all the information you require to be eligible to vote.

Council Building- Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Voting in elections

To be eligible to vote in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale elections, you must be enrolled on either the State electoral roll (Residents Roll) or the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Non-resident Owners and Occupiers Roll.

Residents Roll

The Residents Roll is maintained by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. People who live in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and are enrolled on the State electoral roll will automatically be placed on this roll.

How to check your enrolment

To check whether you are enrolled on the State electoral roll, use the Online Enrolment Check tool provided by the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s website here.

How to enrol

If you are not on the State electoral roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form via the Australian Electoral Commission website

In order to be included on the electoral roll for the election, you must enrol no later than 5pm Friday, 30 August 2019.

Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll

If you own a property in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale but do not live here or if you operate a business in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, you may be eligible to enrol on the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll.

This roll is maintained by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale under section 4.30 of the Local Government Act 1995.

To be eligible for this roll, a person must be:

  • Registered on the State electoral roll where they live, and
  • Own a rateable property in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale OR
  • Occupy a rateable property in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. To qualify as an occupier you must:
    • have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument of a property within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale; and
    • the right of continuous occupation must extend for a period of at least three months.

The Accompanying Notes on page 3 of the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form contains further information on eligibility, including where there are multiple owners or occupiers in a rateable property or the rateable property is owned by a corporation.

How to check your enrolment

To check whether you are enrolled on the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Non-resident Owners and Occupiers Roll, please contact us.

How to enrol

If you are not on the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s Non-resident Owners and Occupiers Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, you must complete the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form following the instructions contained within. Hard copy forms are available at the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s administration office or the Mundijong Public Library.

If you require assistance please contact us.

Enrolment Duration

Occupiers remain on the roll for a period of two elections after their enrolment is accepted and then are taken off the roll six months after the second election per section 4.33 of the Local Government Act 1995. Occupiers must re-enrol if they wish to continue as electors. Owners of a rateable property remain on the roll for the duration of the ownership, subject to other eligibility criteria.