City of Nedlands Extraordinary Election 2020 – Dalkeith Ward

The extraordinary Local government election to fill the Dalkeith Ward vacancy following the resignation of Cr Bill Hassell, will be held on Friday 28 August 2010.  

Owners and occupiers not on the State Electoral Roll for their property within the City may be eligible to enrol on the City’s Owners and Occupiers Roll.
Enrolments close by 5 pm on Thursday, 9 July 2020.  

More information on nominating for Council or applying to be on the Owners and Occupiers Roll can be found here.
While voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.  

The City of Nedlands extraordinary election will be administered by the Western Australian Electoral Commission and will be conducted by postal vote.  All eligible electors must be enrolled to receive their postal voting package. Packages are sent out 3 weeks prior to the election. For more information on voting in the local government elections, visit the Electoral Commission’s website.   


2020 Extraordinary Election Candidates - Dalkeith Ward Councillor 


Information for candidates  

Councillors are elected for a term of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council (six Elected Members), and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. Mayoral elections are held every four years and there will be a Mayoral election this year.  

Electors who wish to nominate as a candidate for Councillor in this Extraordinary Local Government election must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close. The Returning Officer is available to take your nominations. Nominations open on 15 July 2020 and close on 22 July 2020 and can be done by appointment with the Returning Officer Mary Petrou on 0414 895 196. 

Call for nominations information can be found here.

For more information about nominating as a candidate, visit the Electoral Commission’s website or see the below documents.


Local government candidate induction 

New laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction. 

You will be asked to declare that you have completed the online induction when filling out your nomination form. It is an offence to make false or misleading statements on the nomination form. 

At the end of the induction you will need to fill in your details to register your completion. Please make sure you press the registration button at the end or your completion will not be registered. You should receive an email confirming you have completed the induction. Please keep this for your own records. 

The induction should take no longer than one hour to complete. 

Complete the local government candidate induction here.