Victoria Local Council Elections 2020


Candidates

Due to COVID-19, SAP is running a limited local government campaign, in the following LGAs:

> City of Melbourne

Richard Belcher

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More information coming soon.

Bettina Terry

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More information coming soon.

> City of Monash

Lynnette Saloumi - Glen Waverley Ward

> City of Port Phillip

Steven Armstrong - Canal Ward

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More information coming soon.

Dennis Bilic - Canal Ward

More information coming soon.

> City of Stonnington

Michaela Moran - East Ward

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More information coming soon.

 


Key dates

Thursday 17 September - Nominations open

Tuesday 22 September (12pm) - Nominations close

*Thursday 24 September (12pm) - Nominations close for Melbourne City Council Leadership Team

Tuesday–Thursday 6–8 October - Ballot packs are distributed by post to every enrolled person in a random order over three days.

Friday 23 October (6pm) - Close of voting (all by post - there is no voting on the 24 October 'election day' for this postal election. Ballot papers must be in the mail or in the hands of the Returning Officer by 6pm.)

Friday 30 October (12pm) - Extended postal vote receipt period

Sunday 25 October to Friday 6 November - Counting (with declaration by 13 November)

*City of Melbourne

For Melbourne City Council elections, the ballot draws for the Leadership Team (Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor) and councillor elections will both occur after the close of team name, group name and group registration at 12 noon Thursday 24 September. The final list of candidates for Melbourne City Council, in ballot paper order, will be available on the VEC website late Thursday afternoon. See:
https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/voting/2020-local-council-election/elections/melbourne-city-council


Guidelines to becoming a candidate

VEC website information:

https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/becoming-a-local-council-candidate

Candidates are strongly encouraged to watch the online information session:

https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/becoming-a-local-council-candidate/candidate-information-sessions

Candidates must complete the online training session, read the candidate handbook and complete the:

  • nomination form
  • candidate statement
  • candidate questionnaire

Key points:

Candidates must complete an online training session

Candidates can submit a 300 word statement and photo for the postal pack

Candidates who lodge a statement that includes a claim of endorsement or support from a party, organisation or person must also provide written evidence of consent to the claim by the party, organisation or person at the time of lodging their candidate statement.

Nominations to stand as a candidate in the 2020 local council elections open on Thursday 17 September

Prospective candidates must make an appointment during business hours with the Election Manager to lodge their nomination form and pay their $250 nomination fee by 12 noon Tuesday 22 September.

To prepare, prospective candidates can:

  • watch the candidate information session online from Thursday 3 September at vec.vic.gov.au
  • attend a state-wide interactive candidate seminar –held online at vec.vic.gov.au as follows:
    • 7 pm Wednesday 9 September
    • 1 pm Sunday 13 September
    • 5 pm Tuesday 15 September

 

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