Council Elections

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2024 Local Government General Elections  

Welcome to our 2024 Council Election page. Stay informed and engaged as we prepare for the upcoming October elections. This page will be regularly updated in the lead-up to the election.

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The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)is responsible for the conduct of all Victorian Local Government elections, by-elections, and countbacks.

The next Local Government General Elections will be held on Saturday, 26 October 2024.

Enrolling to Vote

In a Council Election there are two types of enrolment:

  • State-enrolled
  • Council-enrolled.

State-enrolled voters

State-enrolled voters are people who must enrol and vote. They are:

  • 18 years or older 
  • an Australian citizen 

If you’re on the State Roll, you can vote in federal, state and local council elections. If you’re already enrolled, you will receive a ballot pack at your enrolled address when it is time to vote.

To check your enrolment or to enrol, visit Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

Council-enrolled Voters

Council-enrolled voters include ratepayers who are property owners, occupiers or corporations.
You can apply to become a council-enrolled voter directly with your council if you are:

  • 18 years or older
  • a property owner, occupier or represent a corporation
  • not a State-enrolled voter within the council area.

If you are on the council roll, you must vote. If you don’t vote, you may get a fine.

Applications for enrolment

Apply online: Occupier ratepayer - Application for enrolment
Apply online: Owner ratepayer - Application for enrolment
Apply online: Corporation owner or occupier - Appointment of voting representatives
Apply online: Silent voter request- Application form

Download: Occupier ratepayer - Application for enrolment(PDF, 168KB)
Download: Owner ratepayer - Application for enrolment(PDF, 267KB)
Download: Corporation owner or occupier - Appointment of voting representative(PDF, 269KB) 
Download: Silent voter request - Application form(PDF, 59KB)

 

 

Learn more about council-enrolled voters.

Becoming a Candidate

Information for Candidates

Potential Candidates are encouraged to review the latest Candidate Handbook to understand the important requirements and responsibilities associated with nominating for council elections. For access to the handbook, please visit the VEC website or call 131 832. 

Candidate Training 

All candidates for elections must attend a candidate training session prior to nominating. If you do not attend a training session, you will not be eligible to nominate.

The Victorian Government provides compulsory training for all Victorians who want to nominate as a candidate. For more information on candidate training, please visit: Local Government Victoria.

Candidate Information Sessions

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Stand for Council and stand for community

Want to stand up for change in your community? This year, stand for council and be part of the change you want to see. 

As a Councillor you can make a real difference to the Mornington Peninsula. This is your chance to influence and affect change for your community. 

The in person and online candidate information session is being held on Wednesday 29 May by Municipal Association of Victoria and will include valuable information for prospective candidates such as the role of a councillor, the electoral process and campaign tips. 

The session will include a presentation and discussion on the following topics, incorporating the CEO Panel, including John Baker, CEO Mornington Peninsula Shire:

  • About Local Government and the role of councils
  • Why become a councillor?
  • The role of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and CEO 
  • How to nominate – candidate training, the VEC and the election process
  • What to expect soon after the election

The session will take place at Casey City Council at Bunjil Place (2 Patrick NE Drive, Narre Warren) from 6:30 – 8:30pm on Wednesday 29 May 2024.

To learn more and register to book your spot visit: mav.asn.au/stand-for-council-2024