Enrol To Vote

To be able to vote in the Shire of Capel Council elections you need to be enrolled to vote.

For information on Enrolment for Local Government Elections, please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

Residents

Residents of the Shire are eligible to vote in Council elections if they are eligible to vote in State Government elections and are listed on the State Electoral Roll. You will be eligible to vote if you voted in the last State election and have not changed your address since then.

If you are a resident of the Shire you can check whether you are enrolled to vote by visiting the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

To be included on the State Electoral Roll, enrol to vote by visiting the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

Absent Owner

You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you own property within the Shire but are not a resident of the Shire. To apply to enrol as an absent owner of property in the Shire, complete the Enrolment Eligibility Claim form available from the Shire and return it to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369
Capel  WA  6271

Shire officers will consider your claim, decide whether you are eligible and inform you of your enrolment in writing.

Occupier

You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you are an occupier of property within the Shire of Capel but are not enrolled on the State Electoral Roll as a resident of the Shire. This applies to the occupiers of business premises within the Shire. In order to qualify as an occupier you must have a continual right of occupation of the premises for at least the next three months.

To make an enrolment eligibility claim as a non residential occupier of property in the Shire, fill out the Application for Inclusion on the Owners and Occupiers Roll form and return it to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Capel
PO Box 369
Capel WA 6271

How to become a Silent Elector
The electoral roll and register are publicly available documents. If you are of the opinion that the publication of your address would place your safety, or the safety of your family, at risk you can apply to have your address removed from the roll. If you are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll, you can make a claim under s51B of the Electoral Act 1907.

Find out how to apply to be a Silent Elector by visiting the Australian Electoral Commission

For more information about enrolments, contact the Shire on 9727 0222.