Council Elections

Local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The last election was held in October 2015, and the next election is scheduled for October 2017.

The Town of Cambridge holds postal elections, which are conducted on its behalf by the Western Australian Electoral Commission

Enrol to vote

To be able to vote in Town of Cambridge elections you need to be enrolled.

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