Make sure your details are up to date on the electoral roll

Published: Friday, 31 July 2020 at 2:15:47 PM

Community members are reminded to update their details on the electoral roll by 5pm Friday 28 August to be eligible to vote in this year’s Port Hedland Local Government Extraordinary Election on Saturday 17 October.

This election is a non-compulsory postal vote, therefore it is essential that your address is up to date on the rolls to receive an election pack and ballot papers.

Nominations for Mayor and Councillors open Thursday 3 September and close Thursday 10 September. Prospective candidates can visit www.elections.wa.gov.au for more information.

Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling AM JP encouraged all local residents to check their enrollment details to ensure they can participate.

“My tenure as Commissioner concludes in October. The Hedland community will elect 1 Mayor and 8 Councillors to sit on Council to serve the strategic interests of the town.

“Although this election is not compulsory, voting ensures your voice is heard in Chambers and that decision making takes place in the best interests of the community.

“I encourage people to start thinking about whether they would like to serve on Council. It’s important that we have a selection of high quality candidates nominate who have a long term vision for Hedland.

“The Returning Officer will mail election packs to electors in September. Due to this election being a postal vote, I encourage people to post their ballots as soon as possible to ensure it can be counted on 17 October.”

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For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Corporate Affairs
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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