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Shire of York Extraordinary Election

Friday 18 September 2020


2020 Shire of York Extraordinary Election

The Shire of York will be holding an extraordinary election on Friday 18 September 2020.

There is one (1) vacancy to be filled, which will expire October 2021.

The Shire of York extra ordinary election will be by ‘postal voting’ conducted by the WA Electoral Commission, there will be no ordinary voting.  On election day the polling place will only be open for the hand delivery of postal voting packages. 

Ms Sarah Fitzsimmons has been appointed as the Returning Officer by the Commission to oversee the election which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

To be eligible to vote, please ensure your enrolment details are up to date with the WA Electoral Commission by 30 July 2020.

Check your enrolment here: https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/

Owner Occupiers will also need to ensure the Shire has their current postal address.



Important Dates

Roll Close:                               30 July 2020 5:00pm

Nominations Open:                 5 August 2020

Close of Nominations:            12 August 2020 4:00pm

Date of Election:                     18 September 2020

Returning Officer:                   Ms Sarah Fitzsimmons

Information for Candidates

Prospective Candidates

For anyone interested in nominating for Council, a Candidate Information Session will be held Monday 3 August 2020 at 5.30pm in the Lesser Hall, Town Hall, York.

Click Here - Candidate Information Evening

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. 

Call for Nominations

Nominations open Wednesday 5 August and close 4:00pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:

  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2:00pm and 4:00pm Wednesday 12 August 2020 (close of nominations) at the Shire of York, 1 Joaquina Street, YORK.

Click Here - Call for Nominations Notice

Nominations Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. (This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission);
  • a single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, EFT, bank cheque or postal order);a recent passport-sized photograph (optional): and
  • every candidate must complete the online candidate induction module.

 Click Here - Complete the local government candidate induction. 

 The induction should take no longer than one hour to complete.

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed at www.elections.wa.gov.au

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.

The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.


Please click below to view the the candidate profiles for the Local Government Election to be held Friday 18 September 2020. 






Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer on 0427 476 193 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

Election Date and Polling Location

The Local Government extraordinary election will be held on Friday 18 September 2020.

The Polling place (Shire Administration Building) located at 1 Joaquina Street, York will be open on Election day between 8.00am and 6.00pm, for the hand delivery of voting packages or to issue replacement packages only.

Counting of ballots will occur at the close of polling at 6.00pm. 

The postal voting election package is your only opportunity to vote in this election.  Each ballot paper should be returned in a separate envelope.

There is no ordinary voting on election day.

Voting in local government elections is not compulsory.

Click Here - Postal Vote Information Brochure

More election related information is available at the Western Australian Electoral Commission website:


Download the Shire of York – Election Timetable here insert timetable