Extraordinary election called in Williams to fill remaining council vacancy

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
An extraordinary election is set to be held in Williams.
Camera IconAn extraordinary election is set to be held in Williams. Credit: Shire of Williams Facebook page,

An extraordinary election is set to be held in the Shire of Williams in December as the Shire looks to fill one remaining vacancy on council.

Four nominations were received for the local government elections last month in Williams, where there are five vacancies to be filled.

Shire president Jarrad Logie and councillors Robert Baker and Simon Hardin were re-elected unopposed.

Quindanning resident and primary schoolteacher Christine Cowcher will be a new face on council.

The Shire is now required to hold an extraordinary election to try and fill the remaining seat.

The extraordinary election would need to have occurred within four months of September 10, unless otherwise approved by the WA electoral commissioner. The Williams extraordinary election is set to be held December 17.

Given the new date is fewer than 100 days after election day a new electoral roll will not need to be prepared.

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