Voting and Elections
The City of Rockingham Ordinary Local Government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October. The next election is scheduled to be held on 19 October 2013. Fifty per cent of the 10 elected member positions become vacant at each ordinary election with nominations being called for an ensuing four-year term. Extraordinary elections are held between ordinary elections where members leave office prior to completion of their term.
Elections are conducted by postal voting by the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) with all eligible residents being forwarded voting papers for their respective ward for completion and return by prepaid post.
The ‘first past the post’ system is used for Local Government elections, in which electors indicate the candidate, or candidates, of their choice by placing a tick in the box opposite the names of the chosen persons, up to the number of vacancies to be filled, with candidates being elected in order of the number of votes they receive.
Details of past and forthcoming elections at the City may be found at the website of the Western Australian Electoral Commission.
If you are an owner or occupier of rateable property within the City of Rockingham, and meet the eligibility criteria, you are entitled to be enrolled to vote at Council elections. If you are enrolled on the State electoral roll as living at the relevant address in Rockingham then you are automatically included on the Local Government roll.
However, if you are an owner or occupier of a Rockingham property and you are enrolled on the State roll as living outside the District, or if you are not on any other roll but meet the eligibility criteria, enrolment is no longer automatic so you must apply to be placed on the local roll by lodging an enrolment form at the City of Rockingham Administration.
There are several provisions which relate to occupiers of property and to persons who are not enrolled on the State rolls.
Please note that if you are unsure of your eligibility status please contact Council Administration well in advance of any Council election or check your enrolment at the Western Australian Electoral Comission website.
Results for 2011 Local Government Elections - City of Rockingham
The City would like to congratulate the newly appointed Councillors listed below. Their term will be for 4 years until the 17 October 2015 Local Government Elections. The full results of the 2011 Local Government Elections for Rockingham are also available at the Western Australian Electoral Commission.