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Council Election 2020

On Saturday 24 October 2020 Local Government elections will be held across Victoria, including in the Glenelg Shire. Following the election seven councillors will be in place to represent local residents.

On May 15 2020, the Minister for Local Government announced that all councils will conduct their elections by post.

The conduct of council elections is regulated by the Local Government Act 2020 and the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2020.

The management of the election process is undertaken by the Victorian Electoral Commission on Glenelg Shire Council's behalf.

The Glenelg Shire will assist in the promotion of information available to both candidates and residents. Please click the links below for more information from the VEC, Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Local Government Victoria.

Candidate Information Session (Optional)

The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) will run an online community and candidate information session for the Glenelg Shire on Monday 17 August via Zoom.

Session details
Date: Monday, 17 August 2020
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: This is an online session run via Zoom. Registrations must be made using the link below.

Session Outline
These two-hour interactive online sessions will provide community members and prospective candidates with information about the role and purpose of local government; the role, responsibilities and expectations of a councillor, and the electoral process.

What Candidates will learn:

The role and purpose of local government
The new Local Government Act 2020
Introduction to your council and information on the municipal area
Roles, responsibilities and expectations of a councillor
The experience of being a councillor
The electoral process and campaigning including key dates and information provided by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Click here to register.
This will take you to the MAV's event management platform, Cvent. You will receive an email to confirm your registration.
A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants once registered for a session.

Candidate Training and Information (Mandatory)

Local Government Victoria and the Victorian Electorate Commission require people to meet certain eligibility criteria in order to become a council election candidate. This includes undertaking a mandatory candidate training session.

Local Government Victoria will be hosting a mandatory online training session in August for prospective candidates. In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020, prospective candidates must complete this mandatory training to be eligible to nominate for the election with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

More information about the mandatory online training session will be made available soon.

Important election period dates are as follows:

17 September, 2020
Nominations open, 9am

22 September, 2020
Nominations close, 12 noon

23 October, 2020
Close of voting, 6pm

Glenelg Shire Council is comprised of seven Councillors elected in an unsubdivided municipal district.

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