Perth Votes – everything you need to know about the 2017 local government elections

Sheila Davies, Gail Williams and Jess Nesbitt will be casting their vote in the local government elections. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

PERTH’S residents have a woeful record of voting in local government elections, and it’s well beyond time that changed.

Quite frankly, if you can’t be bothered checking a box on a ballot paper that has been delivered to your house, and then taking it to a mailbox, you have no right to complain about all of the things councils do that affect your daily life.

At the last two local government elections in 2013 and 2015, an appalling average of just 27.5% voted in council elections across metropolitan Perth.

Do you not care about the impost of rates on your hip pocket during tough economic times?

Are you unconcerned about high-rise buildings popping up in surrounding streets?

Concerned your street has become a raceway for young hoons? Did you vote?

Postal votes will arrive in your letterbox from September 27 if there is a contest in your area.

We implore you to fill it in and take it straight to the mailbox. It is your duty and responsibility.

Below is a list of local government areas across metropolitan Perth. Click through to see the wards and the profiles of candidates for each area. Candidates running in the elections authorised and provided their background profiles to Community Newspaper Group for publication. Candidate contact details are included in each profile.

Please note – the site is a work in progress and as such, some profiles that have been submitted may not appear online yet. We thank you for your patience in this area.

Councils

City of Armadale
Town of Bassendean
City of Bayswater
City of Belmont
Town of Cambridge
City of Canning
Shire of Chittering
Town of Claremont
City of Cockburn
Town of Cottesloe
Town of East Fremantle
City of Fremantle
Shire of Gingin
City of Gosnells
City of Joondalup
City of Kalamunda
City of Kwinana
City of Mandurah
City of Melville
Town of Mosman Park
Shire of Murray
Shire of Mundaring
City of Nedlands
Shire of Northam
Shire of Peppermint Grove
City of Perth
City of Rockingham
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
City of South Perth
City of Stirling
City of Subiaco
City of Swan
Town of Victoria Park
City of Vincent
City of Wanneroo
Shire of York