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Returning Officer Manual

Last updated: 17/07/2017 7:54 PM
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This manual is for returning officers who are responsible for conducting “voting in person” elections in a local government in Western Australia.

The manual answers all your questions and takes you step by step through the electoral process. It also includes copies of forms you must use that have been prescribed in regulations and provides examples of all other documentation so that you can easily adapt them for your own use.

This publication focuses on you and your needs – it is a practical guide. You will discover everything you need to know about organising advertising, staff, polling places and how to count the votes and declare the result. The manual is written as a “how to” guide, and is a companion to the Local Government Act 1995 and its regulations.