Council Elections

2023 extraordinary vacancies

The Victorian Electoral Commission has been advised the Mornington Peninsula Shire has two extraordinary vacancies

Watson Ward

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) declared Councillor Paul Mercurio the elected Member of Parliament for the seat of Hastings on Friday 9 December 2022.

Media release: Victorian election result

As a result, Cr Mercurio resigned from Council and the VEC were advised the Mornington Peninsula Shire had an extraordinary vacancy.

The By-election for a new Watson ward councillor will take place on 18 March 2023. Visit the VEC website for information for residents/candidates of the Watson Ward.

VEC media release: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council by-election set

Download: By-election-timeline-18-March-2023.pdf(PDF, 292KB)

Seawinds Ward

On 20 December 2022, Councillor Kerri McCafferty informed Council that she had stepped down from her role as a Councillor and the VEC were advised the Mornington Peninsula Shire had another extraordinary vacancy.

Media release: Councillor Kerri McCafferty resignation

VEC media release: Vacancy within Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

The countback for the seat in the Seawinds Ward has been confirmed for 30 January 2023 at 10am. This is held online and will be available to view via the VEC website.

VEC website: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Seawinds Ward countback

Download: Countback-Timeline-January-2023.pdf(PDF, 572KB)