LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION - ENROLLING TO VOTE

Posted on: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 4:28:38 PM

ROLL CLOSES: 5.00pm Friday 16 February 2018

You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the in-person Local Government Extraordinary Election for the Shire of Corrigin, to be held on Saturday 7th April 2018, if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the district of the Shire of Corrigin.

Residents

You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll as at 5.00pm on Friday 16th February 2018. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll but meet the eligibility criteria for this roll, a claim for enrolment can be made to any Divisional Returning Officer of the Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia. Forms are available from all post offices, the Shire Office or the Western Australian Electoral Commission and must be completed and reach a Divisional Returning Officer by 5.00 pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

Non-Residents Owners and Occupiers

If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Corrigin and are on a State or Commonwealth electoral roll you are eligible to enrol to vote. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Corrigin you may be eligible to enrol to vote and should make an enrolment application to the Shire of Corrigin. If you are not on the State or Commonwealth electoral roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Shire of Corrigin, you may be eligible to enrol to vote if you were on the Shire of Corrigin last electoral roll prior to May 1996. Please contact the Shire for details. Owners of land who were on the last Shire electoral roll continue to retain that status until they cease to own the rateable properties to which the enrolment relates. Occupiers do not have continuous enrolment and should contact the Shire to confirm their enrolment status. To be eligible to enrol as an occupier you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument for at least the next three months following the date of the application to enrol.

Joint Owners and Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/ occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Corporations

A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

Enrolment Forms

Enrolment claim forms can be obtained from local government offices or Australian Electoral Commission offices and should be lodged with the Shire of Corrigin, Chief Executive Officer by 5:00pm 16th February 2018.

Further information can be obtained from the Shire of Corrigin, 9 Lynch Street, Corrigin WA 6375
Phone (08) 9063 2203.

Gary Martin

Returning Officer

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