The first rumblings that an election is on the horizon came last Thursday when the council backed the WA Electoral Commission to conduct the City�s election via a postal vote, a method it has used since 2000.
The election will cost $188,000.
With their term up in October, deputy mayor and west ward councillor Carol Reeve-Fowkes, central ward councillor Stephen Pratt and east ward duo Steve Portelli and Yaz Mubarakai have already flagged their intention to run for another council stint.
Cr Pratt cited the opportunity to see projects, including the recreation centre at Cockburn Central West and the Bibra Lake adventure park through to the end as the reason for his re-election bid.
Cr Mubarakai said there was still work to do to improve local infrastructure.
Cr Reeve-Fowkes, who has sat on council for eight years, said she intends to stand for re-election because she enjoys working for the community.
Of the challenging candidates who missed out on a seat in 2013, Michael Separovich has confirmed he would challenge again, while Kim Sadlier said �there is a good chance of that (running for an east ward seat) happening�.
Sherry Sufi, a 2013 east ward candidate, admitted he was unlikely to try this time around.
The Gazette is yet to hear back from four other 2013 candidates, including former west ward councillor Tony Romano.