Have you had your say in the local government elections yet?

Time is running out for South West residents to have their say in the 2017 local government elections.
Time is running out for South West residents to have their say in the 2017 local government elections.

South West residents have received a final reminder to cast their vote in the local government elections by electoral commissioner David Kerslake.

“Councils make a wide range of important decisions that affect us all, so we all should have our say in how we want our local community to be run,” Mr Kerslake said.

“This is a pleasing increase compared with the same stage at the previous elections but we are hoping for a lot more yet.

“To allow time for mail delivery, it is important for electors to post back their ballot papers now, without delay.”

Postal voting packages have been sent out progressively over the past few weeks and already over 350,000 completed ballot papers have been returned.

Electors have only until 6pm on Saturday, October 21 for their votes to be returned. 

The last-minute option is for electors to drop their ballot material into their local council office in person. 

Further information is available on the Electoral Commission website elections.wa.gov.au or by calling 13 63 06.