Ordinary elections are held every two years on the third Saturday of October.
Who can vote
To be eligible to vote in local government elections, you need to be either a resident, an eligible non-resident owner or non-resident occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Manjimup or a nominee of a body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property in the district or ward. You must also be correctly enrolled to vote in State or Commonwealth elections and be at least 18 years of age on election day.
- Residents: A person who lives at an address in a Shire of Manjimup ward and is correctly enrolled on the State roll for that address is a resident of the district and automatically enrolled to vote in the ward. To check that your enrolment is up to date, contact the WA Electoral Commission www.waec.wa.gov.au or phone 13 63 06. Enrolment forms may be obtained from our Administration Centre, any Post Office or from the WA Electoral Commission.
- Non-resident owners and non-resident occupiers of rateable property: are not automatically enrolled. Non-residents who wish to vote in local government elections or Corporate bodies who wish to nominate people as nominees should apply to the Chief Executive Officer. Enrolment Eligibility Claim forms may be obtained from our Administration Centre, or downloaded from the Dept of Local Government’s website: www.dlgrd.wa.gov.au/LocalGovt/Elections.
About the Manjimup Shire Council
The Shire of Manjimup has a council which sets the policy directions and staff who carry out the decisions of the council. The number of elected members is currently 11. The Manjimup Shire Council is led by a shire president, who is elected by Council at the first Council meeting following a local government election.
Members of Council
Elected members are voted into their position by residents and non-resident ratepayers in the local government district who are at least 18 years of age. Terms of office are generally for a four-year period, with half the total number of council positions becoming vacant every two years.
The State and Commonwealth Electoral Rolls and the Shire of Manjimup's Non Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll are closed approximately 50 days prior to a Local Government Election. To ensure you are enrolled for future elections see "Enrolling to Vote".