21 April 2021
The 2021 Local Government Ordinary Election is to be held on Saturday, 16 October 2021 for 4 vacancies. The election will be conducted as a postal vote election, conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.
Nominations will open 2 September 2021 and close 9 September 2021.
The first key date in the process is the requirement for candidates and donors to record donations made to, or by them for a candidate’s campaign.
S4.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 and part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 requires candidates and donors to make formal disclosures of gifts received and given.
Gifts worth $200 or more, or two or more gifts from the same donor, totalling $200 or more need to be declared.
Although a candidate and donors do not disclose gifts until the candidate’s nomination is accepted, the legislation requires election gifts received from 16 April 2021 (being 6 months prior to election day) to be recorded and disclosed.
It is suggested that candidates and donors complete the Form for election gifts given and received, and lodge it when the nomination is accepted. This form is available from the Shire Administration Office on request or at https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local-government-elections/local-government-forms-and-guides
Please contact Natalie M’Leane, Development & Executive Officer on 9927 0000 or via email at email@example.com for further information.