Shire of York Local Government Elections


The Western Australian local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

The 2017 Shire of York ordinary election will be held on 21 October 2017.  There are three vacancies to be filled, each for a term of four years. 

The Shire of York elections will be ‘in person’ conducted by the Electoral Commission.  A Returning Officer will be appointed by the Commission to oversee the elections which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

Prospective Candidates

The Electoral Commission will be holding an information session on Thursday 7 September 2017 at 6.00pm in the Lesser Hall for prospective candidates.

Under the Local Government Act 1995, to be eligible to nominate as a candidate for a local government election, the candidate must be an elector of the district (residential or owner/occupier) and over 18 years of age. 

Nominations open on Thursday 7 September and close at 4pm on Thursday 14 September 2017.

Election Date and Polling Locations

The Local Government Ordinary Election will be held on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Voting Locations:     Talbot Hall                                 8.00am to 4.00pm

                                  Greenhills Hall                           8.00am to 4.00pm

                                  York District High School           8.00am to 6.00pm

Early voting is available 8.30am to 4.30pm from 21 September to 19 October (Mon – Fri) and from 8.30am to 4.00pm on 20 October 2017 at the Shire Administration Office.

Counting of ballots will occur at the York District High School following the close of polling at 6.00pm. 

Voting in local government elections is not compulsory.

Eligibility to Enrol and Vote

You are eligible to enrol if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • An Australian Citizen;
  • Correctly enrolled on a State or Commonwealth electoral roll; and
  • A resident or a non-resident owner of ratable property or land within the Shire of York.

To enrol to vote, to update your details, to check your enrolment or for any questions about the elections, please contact the WA Electoral Commission: or phone 13 63 06

Enrolments close at 4.00pm Friday 1 September 2017.

More election related information is available here