How to vote in the election

Who can vote?

Individuals

  • An individual that owns and lives in a City of Fremantle ward.
  • An individual that owns property in a City of Fremantle ward but does not live there.
  • An individual that does not own but is occupying a property in a City of Fremantle ward for at least the next 3 months continuously and under a legal agreement eg lease. Proof of occupation may be requested by the City.

Body corporates

  • Two nominees of a body corporate that owns a property in a City of Fremantle ward.
  • Two nominees of a body corporate that does not own but is occupying a property in a City of Fremantle ward for at least the next 3 months continuously and under a legal agreement (e.g lease). Proof of occupation may be requested by the City.

Am I enrolled to vote?

Check first 

You may be automatically enrolled on the State electoral roll for your residential property address. Check your State electoral enrolment is up to date by calling the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06 or online.

I need to enrol

How many votes do I get?

Ward Election

  • Each ward election is considered as a separate election. Each registered voter is entitled to one vote per ward/election.
  • If the voter is eligible (owns property) to vote in another City of Fremantle ward they must first apply to be put on the City of Fremantle’s owner-occupier roll.
  • A voter can only have 1 vote for the mayoral election per district regardless of how many properties they own within the district.
  • Properties owned or occupied by three or more non-resident individuals or a body corporate, may nominate up to two voters per property. Each property owned requires individual nomination.

Mayoral Election

  • A voter enrolled on the state/resident’s roll for their ward will receive a ward councillor ballot paper and the Mayoral ballot paper.
  • A voter can only have 1 vote for the mayoral election per district regardless of how many properties they own within the district.
  • If you are a nominee of a body corporate that does not own but is occupying a property in a City of Fremantle ward for at least the next 3 months continuously and under a legal agreement (e.g lease), then they will be eligible to receive a ward councillor ballot paper but not a Mayoral.

If you require more information or clarification, contact the City of Fremantle on 08 9432 9999

Send completed forms to info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Useful documents 

Enrolment eligibility claim form - sole or one of two owners or occupiers
Enrolment eligibility claim form to register a nominee - corporate bodies or more than two owners or occupiers

Useful links

Check your enrolment on the Federal electoral roll
Check your enrolment on the State electoral roll
Department of Local Government frequently asked questions
 

Contact us

City of Fremantle
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634
TTY 08 9432 9777
info@fremantle.wa.gov.au