The Mansfield Shire Council election will be held this October.
The Victorian Electoral Commission is preparing to deliver local council elections during the extraordinary circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Elections are to be conducted entirely by post – a safe and completely secret method of voting.
Local council general elections are held every four years and councillors make decisions on a range of important local issues and services, including:
• maternal health and childcare
• sporting and recreation facilities
• libraries and community centres
• animal registrations
• rubbish and recycling
• planning and building regulations
• local roads and footpaths.
We strongly encourage all eligible voters to vote this October. Voting is compulsory for State-enrolled Australian citizens aged 18 years or older, and you may be fined if you don’t vote.
Friday 28 August: Roll closes at 4 pm
Thursday 17 September: Candidate nominations open
Tuesday 22 September: Candidate nominations close at 12 noon
Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 October: Mail-out of ballot packs
Friday 23 October: Voting closes at 6 pm
Friday 13 November: Latest date all results will be declared.
The Victorian Electoral Commission conduct elections on behalf of all Victorian councils.
For detailed and up to date information about how to enrol, vote, become a candidate, and more, visit Mansfield Shire Council election on the VEC website, or call the VEC on 131 832.