The City of Bayswater 2023 local government elections will be held on Saturday 21 October and residents and ratepayers are encouraged to have their say.
The elections will be conducted by postal vote by the Western Australian Electoral Commission on behalf of the City.
In 2023, the Mayor will be directly elected by the community for the first time. One Councillor position from each of the four wards will also be up for election. The Mayor and Councillors will be elected for a four-year term, with the Deputy Mayor elected by the Council for a two-year term.
This year, optional preferential voting will also be introduced. This is similar to how you vote in State and Federal elections; however, you are not required to assign every candidate with your preference. You can vote for one, some or all candidates on the ballot paper.
If the candidate you gave your first preference to is eliminated from the count, your vote will be redistributed to your next preference on the ballot paper. This continues until one candidate has the majority of votes.
More information on optional preferential voting will be provided by the Western Australian Electoral Commission when you receive your voting pack.
Ballot papers will be posted from Wednesday 20 September and are due back to the City by 6pm on election day, Saturday 21 October.
To find out more, visit the Council Elections webpage.
How to make your vote count
Complete your voting pack
Ballot papers will be posted from Wednesday 20 September.
Post your vote
We recommend posting your completed ballot papers early in the week commencing Monday 16 October to ensure they are received in time.
Alternatively, you can drop your completed ballot papers into the ballot box at the City of Bayswater Civic Centre reception no later than 6pm on election day, Saturday 21 October.