Council Elections

The Town of Cambridge Council is comprised of nine Elected Members - a Mayor and 8 Councillors.   The Town has two Wards, Coast Wembley, with each Ward represented by four Elected Members.

Local government elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October.

The Town of Cambridge holds postal elections, which are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission and held under a first past the post voting system, whereby the candidate with the highest number of votes wins. 

2017 Election Key Dates
Friday 1 September 2017  Close of enrolments at 5pm
Thursday 7 September 2017 Nominations open
Thursday 14 September 2017 Nominations close at 4pm
Saturday 21 October 2017  Election Day - Poll closes at 6pm

View 2017 Local Government Election Candidates

Voting in elections

Election voting packages are posted to all electors of the Town of Cambridge approximately three weeks before Election Day.

Every person enrolled on either the Residents Roll or the Non-Residents Owners and Occupiers Roll will be sent a postal vote and invited to complete the ballot and return it to the Town by 6pm on Election Day.

The count commences from 6pm that same day and the results are usually available later that evening.

Enrol to vote

To vote in Town of Cambridge elections you must be enrolled on either the State or Federal electoral roll, or on the Town of Cambridge Owners and Occupiers roll.    

Residents 

Residents of the Town are eligible to vote in Council elections if they are eligible to vote in state elections and are listed on the state electoral roll. 

If you are a resident of the Town 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, fill out the Application for Inclusion on the State Electoral Roll(PDF, 48KB) form, and return it in an envelope (no postage required) to:

Reply Paid 1098 - Perth 
Australian Electoral Commission 
GPO Box 9867
Perth WA 6848 

Absent Owner 

You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you own property within the Town of Cambridge, you are eligible to vote in state elections and you are listed on the state electoral roll, but you are not a resident of the Town.

To apply to enrol as an absent owner of property in the Town, complete the Application for Inclusion on the Owners and Occupiers Roll(PDF, 63KB) form and return it to:

The Electoral Officer 
Town of Cambridge 
PO Box 15
Floreat WA 6014

The Electoral Officer will consider your claim, decide whether you are eligible and inform you of your enrolment in writing. 

Occupiers

You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you are an occupier of property within the Town of Cambridge and are enrolled on the state electoral roll as a resident in another electoral district.

This applies to the occupiers of business premises within the Town, with a maximum of two nominees per property.

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 Town, fill out the Application for Inclusion on the Owners and Occupiers Roll(PDF, 63KB) form and return it to:

The Electoral Officer 
Town of Cambridge 
PO Box 15
Floreat WA 6014

Removal of address from the roll

The state electoral roll and owner and occupier roll are publicly available for inspection. 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. Fill out the Application for Removal of Address from State Electoral Roll(PDF, 123KB) form and send it to:

Electoral Commissioner 
GPO Box 9867 
Perth WA 6848