City of Subiaco elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The commission appoints a Returning Officer who oversees the elections. This includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.
About three weeks before election day, election packages are posted to all electors on the City of Subiaco electoral rolls.
Election packages can be returned by mail, or hand delivered to a sealed ballot box at the City's Administration Centre, before 6pm on election day.
Replacement ballot papers are available for registered voters at the City’s Administration Centre.
The count commences at 6pm on election day and results are usually available later the same evening on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.
To be eligible to vote in City of Subiaco elections you need to be either a resident recorded on the state electoral roll, or a property or business owner recorded on the City's owner/occupier roll, if you are not a resident of the City.
Residents who are listed on the state electoral roll within the boundaries of the City are automatically placed on the residents' roll.
If you live in the City and are not registered on the state electoral roll, you will need to complete an enrolment form. Forms are available from post offices, the offices of the Western Australian Electoral Commission or the Australian Electoral Commission website.
The City encourages all residents to vote and have their say. To check if you are correctly enrolled on the residents' roll, visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.
If you have recently moved to the district and are already on the state electoral roll, you will need to complete a change of address form to vote in City of Subiaco elections. This form can be completed on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.
If you operate a business in Subiaco, or you own property in the City but do not live here, you may be eligible for listing on the owner/occupier roll.
To be eligible for the City’s owner/occupier roll, you must be enrolled on the state electoral roll where you live, and either own or have a right of continuous occupation under a lease tenancy agreement or other legal instrument to a property within the City of Subiaco. The right of continuous occupation must extend for at least three months.
Where two or more individuals jointly own or occupy a property, up to two of them may enrol. Where there are three or more co-owners or occupiers, written agreement from the majority must be provided.
Where a company or body corporate owns or occupies rateable land, up to two people can be enrolled to vote on its behalf.
If the same company or body corporate owns more than one property in a ward, the body is still only entitled to have two nominated persons on the roll.
Inclusion on the roll solely as a nominee for a company does not meet the eligibility criteria for nominating as a candidate.
Occupiers and occupier nominees remain on the roll for two elections after their enrolment is accepted and are taken off the roll six months after the second election. They must re-enrol if they wish to continue as electors.
Owners of rateable property remain on the roll until the relevant property passes ownership.
The City encourages all business representatives and property owners to vote and have their say. To check if you are correctly enrolled on the owner/occupier roll, visit the City’s Administration Centre at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco or contact the City on 9237 9222.
For further information about eligibility, download the Owner/Occupier Roll information sheet.
Individuals applying in their own names either as owners or occupiers may download, complete and return the Form 2 - Enrolment Eligibility Claim form.
Individuals being nominated by a corporate body as owner nominees or occupier nominees may download, complete and return the Form 2A - Application to register a Corporate Nominee form.