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Shire of York 2019 Local Government Elections

The 2019 Shire of York ordinary election will be held on Saturday 19 October 2019. There are four vacancies to be filled, each for a term of four years. 

The Shire of York elections will be by ‘postal voting’ conducted by the WA Electoral Commission. Mr David Paige has been appointed as the Returning Officer by the Commission to oversee the elections which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

Electoral Commission Slideshow

A copy of the presentation by the Electoral Commission from 2 September 2019 Information Evening is available here. Electoral Commission Slideshow

Candidate Details

The names of all candidates contesting the Shire of York local government election being conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission are available here. Candidates are shown in Ballot Paper order.



Christian (Chris) GIBBS


Pamela (Pam) HEATON


Patricia (Tricia) WALTERS



Election Date and Polling Location

The Local Government Ordinary Election will be held on Saturday 19 October 2019.

The Polling place (York Lesser Hall) will be open on Election day between 8.00am and 6.00pm for the hand delivery of voting packages or to issue replacement packages.

Completed postal voting packages must reach the Returning Officer by 6.00pm on election day. You may hand deliver your package to an electoral officer at the Shire of York during business hours before election day or at the polling place (York Lesser Hall) on Election day between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

Replacement packages can also be obtained from the Shire of York office prior to election day.

The count of votes will occur at the close of polling at 6.00pm in the Lesser Hall.

If you are eligible to vote in this election, you should have already received your postal voting election package in the mail.  Election packages were sent out by the WA Electoral Commission on Monday 23 September 2019.

The postal voting election package is your only opportunity to vote in this election.  Each ballot paper should be returned in the envelope it was supplied with. Do not place multiple ballots into the same envelope. There is no ordinary voting on election day. Voting in local government elections is not compulsory.

Postal Vote Information Brochure

More election related information is available at the Western Australian Electoral Commission website: www.elections.wa.gov.au or Shire of York Website: www.york.wa.gov.au/council/your-council/elections.aspx