Local Government 2024 Extra-Ordinary Election

Christina Nairn tendered her resignation as councillor to the CEO via email on Wednesday, 7 February. Under the Local Government Act 1995 (section 2.31(4) it is effective immediately as no alternative date was provided.

In accordance with section 4.57 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act), an extraordinary election is to be held to fill this vacancy.

In this regard, and as per section 4.9 (1) (a) of the Act, the Shire President, Cr Jannah Stratford, has ‘decided on and fixed’ the day in which this extraordinary election is to be conducted.

The 2024 Shire of Koorda Extra-Ordinary election will be held on Thursday, 23 May 2024.

2024 Local Government Extra-Ordinary Election Notices & Forms

Shire of Koorda - Results of Election

2024 Extra-Ordinary Election Nomination Pack

Shire of Koorda - Call for Nominations

Candidate Profiles - 2024 Extra-Ordinary Elections

Nominations for the 2024 local government extra-ordinary elections are open until 4pm Tuesday, 9 April 2024. 

Candidate Profiles can be found below and will be updated as they are received by the Shire.

Sandra Christie

Click here to view Sandra Christie's candidate profile

Thinking of Becoming a Councillor? 

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and would like more information you can click on the link below;

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Nominating to be a Council Member

Candidate Information Webinar

A Candidate Information Webinar (for the 2023 Ordinary Elections) was held on Monday 14 August 2023. The candidate webinar was hosted at WALGA by State President Cr Karen Chappel and featuring presentations from the Electoral Commission, the Department and WALGA staff. As well as describing the key processes and roles in becoming a Councillor, the webinar included a Question-and-Answer session addressing direct queries from participants.

A recording of the webinar, including slides and graphics can be found here.

Mandatory Candidate Induction

It is compulsory to complete this induction before you nominate. The induction should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.

Candidate Induction - this link will take you to the Department of Local Government's website.

A Local Perspective and Current Issues

Candidates are also welcome to contact the Council's Chief Executive Officer for a confidential conversation by telephoning 9684 1219 or arranging a meeting. Potential candidates can also contact existing Councillors to discuss the requirements of the role. 

Councillor Contact Page

Training once you become a Councillor

The State Government has introduced mandatory training for all Elected Members. Click to view the Shire of Koorda’s “Continuing Professional Development - Elected Members” policy. 

Click here to see the course overview for Council Member Essentials Training. 

Election Gifts

Both candidates and donors must disclose information about any election related gift with a value of $300 or more that was given or promised within the 6-month period prior to the relevant election day.
A gift includes:
  • money
  • non-monetary item of value
  • in kind or where there is inadequate financial consideration, such as the receipt of a discount (where the difference or discount is worth more than $300)
  • a financial or other contribution to travel
  • the provision of a service for no consideration or for inadequate consideration
  • a firm promise or agreement to give a gift at some future time.

A 'gift' does not include a gift by will, a relative, or an item that does not relate to the candidate’s candidature, or the provision of volunteer labour.

Disclosure is to be made by completing the below form to be delivered to the Chief Executive Officer, via email, post or in person.

Disclosure of Electoral Gifts Form

Further information is available from the Department of Local Government website.

The Shire maintains an electoral gifts register that details certain information of electoral gift declarations made by candidates and donors during local government elections. The register is available on the Shire's website.