How to become an Elected Member

Nomination dates - 2017

The nomination period to become a candidate in the 2017 local government elections opens on Thursday 7 September 2017 and closes on Thursday 14 September 2017 at 4.00pm.

Returning Officer

The Town’s Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the Town of East Fremantle local government elections.  The Returning Officer is able to provide further information for prospective candidates including guides and forms for candidates and scrutineers. The Town’s Returning Officer will be appointed by the WA Electoral Commission closer to the opening of nominations.

Nomination submissions

Nominations are to be finalised and lodged in person with the Town’s Returning Officer, who is responsible for the local government elections once the nomination period opens.  An effective nomination consists of the following:

  • A completed nomination form  (click here for a form)
  • A profile of the candidate, prepared in accordance with the regulations
  • A nomination deposit of $80.00 in the form of cash, bank cheque or money order, and
  • A photograph (optional).

Prior to nominating, potential candidates should read the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s Guide for Candidates (Postal Elections)  and be familiar with eligibility, nomination and disclosure of gifts requirements.

Candidates are encouraged to make an appointment with the Shire’s Returning Officer well before nominations close to discuss nominations.  The Town’s  Returning Officer will be available at the Town of East Fremantle Administration Centre for appointments during the nomination period.

More information:

Local Government Candidates Information  

Local Government Forms and Guides 

Nomination for Local Government by an Agent 

Disclosure of Electoral Gifts