The next Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup election will take place on Saturday 16 October 2021.

The Council of the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup is made up of seven councillors. The Council employs the Chief Executive Officer, who in turn employs the staff required to deliver works and services.

Election of Councillors are held every two (2) years in October and the Ordinary Term of office is four (4) years. In 2021, four Councillor vacancies will occur.

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup has elected to hold postal voting elections conducted by the WA Electoral Commission (WAEC).

For more information, visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

IS YOUR ENROLMENT UP TO DATE?

If you have moved house or changed your name, you will need to update your enrolment. This will make sure that you are correctly enrolled for Commonwealth, State and local government elections. You can use the  WAEC 'Check your enrolment tool' to confirm your details.

Changed your name?

If you have changed your name, you must fill out a new enrolment form to update your change in details.  

You can:

Changed your address?

Once you have lived at your new address for more than one month, you are eligible to be enrolled at that address. Once you are eligible, you must update your enrolment within 21 days.

 If your postal address for correspondence has changed, you should update your details as soon as possible.

You can:

If you are overseas or going overseas don't use this form to change your address. Please see information on going overseas.  

NOT SURE WHETHER TO VOTE?

Voting in your local government election is NOT compulsory, however the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup encourages all electors to vote and have your say.

POSTAL ELECTIONS

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup elections will be managed by WAEC which will appoint a Returning Officer. The October 16 2021 election will be conducted by post. It has become the most popular means of conducting local government elections and generally has a higher elector participation rate.

ALL eligible electors will receive a postal voting package two to three weeks prior to polling day, depending on the service delivery of Australia Post. The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration.

To vote, follow the instructions included in the package. Your postal voting package must be received before 6.00pm on polling day. Please allow at least 4-5 business days for posting. 

If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official at the designated local Polling Place.  The Polling Place will be confirmed once the Shire has confirmation in regards to COVID-19 guidelines prior to elections.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

Nominations OPEN on Thursday 2 September 2021 and CLOSE on Thursday 9 September 2021 at 4.00pm. 

Eligibility as an Elected Member

In order to nominate for the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup, a person must be registered as a voter in the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup. The WA Electoral Commission maintains the residents roll. Individuals can confirm their enrolment status at the Commission’s website www.elections.wa.gov.au.   

If a person is on the residents roll and has changed address after the rolls have closed, but remains in the district, they will continue to be eligible to sit on council if elected.

Standing for council

Prior to nomination, candidates will need to complete the mandatory on line candidate induction on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website:

https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-government/local-governments/council-elections/induction-for-prospective-candidates   

More information on the following matters can be found here:

  • What is local government
  • Why stand for council
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Values and Characteristics
  • Essential skills of a councillor
  • Commitment to the role
  • Decisions you might make as a councillor
  • Local government decision making process
  • What to expect if elected
  • Support for candidates

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the CEO on 9825 3555, or any of the current Councillors for more information on standing for Council.