Local Government Elections 16th October 2021

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LAW REFORM

  • Compulsory LG elections reduce risk of interest groups controlling outcomes
  • Lack of compulsory LG elections in WA contributes to maladministration, electoral misconduct and corruption risks including the LG electoral manipulation: see “Democracy and Its Crisis” by A.C. Grayling
  • Compulsory LG elections voting in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory (no LG in ACT)

Please email LG Minister Carey to request compulsory voting in WA LG elections and a LG Inspectorate to enforce the LG Act Minister.Carey@dpc.wa.gov.au

For LG election information see https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local (new window)

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