Be a vocal local in the upcoming election

Published on Friday, 16 July 2021 at 8:55:01 AM

Do you want to have your say on what is happening in the community? A local election is being held this year and community members are being reminded to make sure they are enrolled to vote!

In October this year, seven of the City of Greater Geraldton’s 13 Councillors are up for re-election.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn urged locals to check their enrolment to make sure they could have a say on the people who were making decisions for the community.

“Council makes very important and significant decisions for our community and it’s important our locals know who is representing them,” he said.

“We have a very passionate community here in Greater Geraldton and we want them to be able to have strong and meaningful relationships with our Councillors.

“So please, check your enrolment and make sure you are eligible to have your say in the local election.”

The closing date for the electoral roll for this year’s election is 5pm on 27 August 2021.

Electors on the state electoral roll are automatically able to vote in their local government district. If you are not on the state electoral roll and meet the eligibility criteria to enrol, visit the enrolment page on the WA Electoral Commission website to download an enrolment form or enrol online.

Held every two years, this year’s election will take place on Saturday 16 October 2021.

Nominations for those wanting to run for Council open on Thursday 2 September 2021 and close at 4pm on Thursday 9 September 2021.

Any women who are interested in nominating for Council are invited to attend a free networking morning tea held by Australian Local Government Women's Association WA Branch at the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre on Thursday 22 July 2021.

The program aims to increase the number of females elected to Local Governments in WA by empowering more women to nominate for Council, supporting female candidates during their election campaigns, and networking with other women candidates and those currently elected to Council.

Mayor Van Styn will make an address and local speakers include Councillor Natasha Colliver, Councillor Sally Elphick and Hon. Lara Dalton MLA. To register head to

Anyone intending to nominate for election must first complete a free online induction course, provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) at

The course gives community members a basic understanding of what is required from a council member before nominations open in September.

The City will host a candidate information session in August with more details to be released closer to the date.

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