The short window for nominations to stand as a candidate in the 2020 local council election is coming up, with candidates needing to lodge their nomination between Thursday 17 September and Tuesday 22 September.
Nominations must be lodged with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) Election Manager during this period, and candidates need to ensure they are prepared. This includes ensuring eligibility.
To be eligible to stand for local government election, a candidate must:
• be an Australian Citizen (or a qualified British subject)
• be enrolled to vote in the Council in which they wish to stand
• have completed the mandatory local government training
• be at least 18 years old
To nominate, prospective candidates must make an appointment with the Election Manager during business hours.
Completed hard copy nomination forms must be lodged and the $250 nomination fee paid in person at the election office by 12 noon on Tuesday 22 September. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the VEC website and filled in electronically, or completed by hand.