Local Government Elections

Ordinary Elections

Shire of Northam elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October with half of the Councillors terms concluding at each biennial election. In the 2021 Shire of Northam Elections, the following five Councillors will be voted by the Community:

Central Ward

1 Councillor

Town Ward

3 Councillors

West Ward

1 Councillor

Shire of Northam Ward Map

Nominating for Council

If you want to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making, stand for election as a local government councillor.The Shire of Northam would like to encourage Aboriginal people, youth over 18 years and people from all ethnic cultures to consider nominating for Council.

Call for Nominations

Information about standing for council can be obtained from the Western Australian Electoral Commission website at: https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/local-government-candidates

Who is able to vote in a local government election?

All local residents and business owners/occupiers are encouraged to enrol to vote in local government elections. 

All residents registered on the State/Federal electoral roll for properties within the Shire of Northam will be automatically registered for Local Government Elections.

To check and/or update your enrolment details please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website here or phone the Commission on 13 63 06.

If you own or occupy property in the Shire but don’t live here, then you may still be eligible to vote. You may enrol up to two Owners/Nominees per property by filling in the Enrolment form. Each person is only entitled to one vote per ward in which the property is located. Enrolment forms must be lodged by 5pm, Friday 27th August 2021 to be eligible to vote in the 2021 Local Government Elections.  

Forms

Application for electoral enrollment
This is the standard enrol to vote form that registers you to vote in federal, state and local government elections. It must be returned to the WA Electoral Commission, not the Shire of Northam

Form 2 - Enrollment Eligibility Claim
Application to register non-resident owners and occupiers who are not included on the State/Federal roll. *Incorporating Notice of Nomination of co-owners or co-occupiers (is required by CEO).

You may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if you want to be on the roll for a particular election you must give your claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls).

Form 2A - Application to Register a Nominee for a Body Corporate
The body corporate may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if the body corporate wants to be represented on the roll for a particular election it must give its claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls).

Form 2B - Application to Register a Nominee for Co-Owners or Co-Occupiers
All, or a majority of, owners or occupiers may make a claim for eligibility using this form at any time. However, if you want to be represented on the roll for a particular election you must give this claim form to the local government more than 50 days before the election date (close of rolls). Please note that if you are applying to vote as an occupier of a property, you must include a copy of your lease agreement showing that you have the right to occupy the property for at least the next three months.