Call for candidates for upcoming Shire Council by-election


This media release is being sent on behalf of the Victorian Electoral Commission

Nominations to stand as a candidate for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Watson Ward by-election open on Thursday 9 February.

‘I encourage anyone interested in representing their local community to nominate,’ Election Manager Julie Allan said.

‘Prospective candidates should prepare to lodge their nomination in person during the nomination period.’

Nomination forms must be lodged in person, together with the $250 nomination fee, with the election manager during business hours. The election office will operate on weekdays from Thursday 9 February to Friday 17 March at:

  • 21 High Street, Hastings.

Nominations close at 12pm on Tuesday 14 February. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

Prospective candidates can call the election manager from Wednesday 8 February on 1300 202 885 to make a nomination appointment.

They can also pre-fill their nomination form online using the VEC’s Candidate Helper

Candidate information kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information will be available on request by contacting the election manager.

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