The Council of the City Armadale comprises 14 Councillors who are elected to serve the whole of the Armadale district. The City is divided into seven wards with two Councillors representing each ward for a four year term
Council Elections are held every two (2) years and voting is not compulsory.
The City's 2013 elections will be conducted on a postal voting basis and as such the Western Australian Electoral Commissioner will be responsible for the conduct of the elections.
Counting of votes will be conducted on a "First Past the Post" basis and will occur after 6:00pm on 19 October 2013."
Click here to view the City of Armadale's webpage about Election 2013 firsthand. You will find the Ward Map. Click here to view the Candidate profiles.
There are four candidates for the Jarrah Ward:
Caroline Wielinga (Caroline is one of the two acting Councillors at present)
Theo den Haan
The City's Administration Centre at 7 Orchard Avenue Armadale will be open from 8am to 6pm on this day to receive Ballot Papers and issue replacement packages.
The paragraph below has been extracted from the Commission's webpage:
"Most local government elections administered by the Commission are conducted by post. It has become the most popular means of conducting local government elections and generally has a higher elector participation rate.
All eligible electors will receive a postal voting package around three weeks prior to polling day. The package will include a list of candidates, ballot papers, instructions on how to vote and a declaration. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package. Your postal voting package must be received before 6.00pm on polling day. If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to a polling official.
If you are concerned that you have not received your ballot papers, or require a replacement, you can apply for replacement postal voting papers."
Western Austalian Electoral Commission
To find out if you are eligable to vote, to check your enrolment online or to apply for replacement postal voting papers click here.
If you want a say in your community, then please VOTE. Look for the package containing your ballot papers in your letter box, fill them in and post them. If you mislay them you can ask for replacements or vote in Armadale on the day.
Good luck to all the candidates.