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City Of Bayswater

Elections

Election Notice 

The next Local Government Election is 21 October 2017.

The City of Bayswater is made up of eleven Councillors representing four Wards, including the Mayor and Deputy Mayor who are elected to the positions by the Council.

Local Government Elections are held every two years. At each Ordinary Election, at least half the City of Bayswater Councillors are elected for a term of four years. A Mayor and Deputy Mayor are voted into office by Elected Members at a special meeting of Council, held post-election, for a two year term.

The City's elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The Commission appoints a Returning Officer who oversees the elections which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

The profiles of all candidates for the 2017 City of Bayswater local government election will be displayed below in ward order as received. Candidate profiles are in the format provided to and accepted by the Returning Officer and can also be viewed at the City's Administration Centre.

Candidate Profiles

Central Ward
Vacancy - 1 Councillor

Steven Ostaszewskyj - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Barry McKenna - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word

North Ward
Vacancy - 2 Councillors

Ben Reale-Cornel - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Michelle Sutherland - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Michael Anderton - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Stephanie Gray - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Filomena Piffaretti - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Mark Whitehouse - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word

South Ward
Vacancy - 1 Councillor

Elli Petersen-Pik - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Robyn Walsh - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Kate Thomson - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word

West Ward
Vacancy - 2 Councillors

Giorgia Johnson - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Greg Smith - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Lorna Clarke - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Ben Dellar - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Martin Toldo - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word
Terence Kenyon - Candidate Profile - PDF, Word

Ballot Draw

Central Ward results
North Ward results
South Ward results
West Ward results

Ward Information

To see which ward you are located in check out the following link

City of Bayswater - Seats to be contested

WARD NUMBER OF
VACANCIES
TERM OF
SUCCESSFUL
CANDIDATE 
CURRENT SITTING COUNCILLOR
 SOUTH One  4 Years  CR JOHN RIFICI
 CENTRAL  One 4 Years  CR BARRY MCKENNA
 NORTH  Two  4 Years  CR MICHELLE SUTHERLAND
 CR RADFORD, ALAN 
 WEST  Two 4 Years  CR STEPHANIE COATES
 CR TERRY KENYON JP

How to Vote
The City holds postal elections, which are conducted on the City's behalf by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Voting packages are mailed to all eligible electors about three weeks prior to election 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.

Completed voting papers should be returned by post as per the instructions included in the voting package. 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:

• Prior to election day, at the City's Administration Building
• On polling day, to the City's polling location at the City's Administration Building

If you do not receive or have lost your voting papers, replacement packages can be obtained from the City's Administration Centre.​

Returning Officer: 

Greg Rickie
Returning Officer City of Bayswater
0419 048 956
lgro_bay@elections.wa.gov.au

Enquiries

WAEC Call Centre phone: 1300 661 136

Helpful links
Department of Local Government https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/AdviceSupport/Pages/Local-government-elections.aspx  
Department of Local Government Election Fact Sheets https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/Publications/Pages/Local-Government-Elections-Fact-Sheets.aspx  
Department of Local Government FAQs https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/Pages/FAQ.aspx  
WA Electoral Commission https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local  
WA Electoral Commission forms and guides https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local-government-elections/local-government-forms-and-guides

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