State Electoral Commissioner David Kerslake said all Western Australians should check their enrolment is up to date at www.elections.wa.gov.au or by calling 13 63 06.
�To qualify for State and local government elections, Western Australians must complete and sign their own enrolment form,� he said.
Mr Kerslake said that while voting at local government elections was not compulsory, it was important that people have a say in who represented them on their local council.
�I�d like to go further and encourage more people to consider standing for local government,� he said.
�Councils make decisions all the time that directly impact on our daily lives in so many ways.�
Nominations for the October 17 elections will open on September 3 and close on September 10. Candidates have to be enrolled to vote.