Share your voice and experience to help shape the Peninsula
Published on 21 August 2020
The Mornington Peninsula is made up of diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, women, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and young people.
Having a culturally diverse Council is essential to meet the community’s needs in an inclusive way. You can learn more by watching our video below.
If you are passionate about what happens in your local area, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference and to represent the interests of your community.
You will represent the community with a responsibility for:
- setting strategic direction, priorities and policies
- engaging with constituents on their values and needs
- debating community issues and monitoring performance to make sure the important issues are tackled.
The state government announced this week that local government elections will go ahead as scheduled for Saturday 24 October 2020.
Elections are held every four years in Victoria. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has 11 Councillors elected across six Wards.
Nominations for Council elections open 17 September 2020 and must be lodged in person with the Election Manager appointed by the Victorian Election Commission (VEC) by 12pm 22 September 2020.
If considering running for Council elections in October must complete mandatory training, be an Australian citizen and be enrolled to vote in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council municipal area.
To learn more visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/councilelections
JOIN AN INFORMATION SESSION WITH MAV
In partnership with local councils, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) are running free online Candidate Information Sessions ahead of the 2020 Council Elections.
The sessions will provide community members and prospective candidates with information about the electoral process, the role and purpose of local government and the role, responsibilities and expectations of a councillor.
These sessions are run free of charge and provide potential candidates with a great opportunity to better understand what it’s like to serve the community as a councillor.
Stand for Council - Community and Candidate Information Session 1
Wednesday 9 September 2020, 6pm – 8pm
Registrations are essential: https://cvent.me/GVlyRQ