City of Joondalup elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.
The Mayor and Councillors are elected for four year terms, with half of the Councillor’s terms concluding at each biennial election.
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.
Election packages are posted to all electors on the City of Joondalup roll approximately three weeks before election day. Every person enrolled on the electoral roll will be issued a ballot by mail and invited to complete the ballot and return it to the City by 6.00pm on Election Day.
The count commences at 6.00pm that same day and the results are normally available later that evening. Voting in Local Government elections is not compulsory.
For further information please contact the City on 9400 4509.