Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

2016 Council Elections

The Strathbogie Shire Council elections will be held this October via a postal voting process.

All council election information can be found on the VEC website including the election office opening hours, voting information and a list of the registered candidates and the ballot draw order.

Follow this link for the details:   http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/StrathbogieElection

 

General elections are held every four years and local councillors make decisions on a range of issues, including:

  • maternal health and child care
  • sporting and recreation facilities
  • libraries and community centres
  • animal registrations
  • rubbish and recycling
  • planning and building regulations
  • local roads and footpaths.

 

Strathbogie Shire Council strongly encourages all eligible voters to vote at the 2016 council elections—in fact, compulsory voting provisions apply and you may be fined if you don’t vote.

Am I enrolled to vote?

If you are an Australian citizen you can check your State enrolment details online at vec.vic.gov.au/Enrolment at any time.

If you think you might have a council-administered voting entitlement, contact Strathbogie Shire Council. You might be in this situation if you are a:

  • non-resident owner
  • non-citizen resident ratepayer
  • company director or secretary
  • occupier ratepayer

  

How do I enrol?

Complete an enrolment form online at vec.vic.gov.au/Enrolment, or pick one up at any post office or Australian Electoral Commission office and return it to the Victorian Electoral Commission by 4.00 pm on Friday 26 August 2016.

To enrol for a council-administered voting entitlement, contact Strathbogie Shire Council on (03) 5795 0000.

How do I vote in the Strathbogie Shire Council elections?

Strathbogie Shire Council elections will be conducted by postal voting. Ballot packs will be mailed to all enrolled voters in contested elections between 4 and 6 October.

You will need to carefully follow the included instructions on how to vote correctly and then mail back your completed ballot material using the reply-paid envelope as soon as possible but before 6.00 pm Friday 21 October.

Making it easier to remember to vote

The VEC is encouraging voters to subscribe to its new and free notification service, Vic Election Alerts.

Vic Election Alerts will send reminders to voters’ mobile phones or email inboxes about important dates during the 2016 local council elections.

Who are my local councillors?

Details about currently elected councillors can be found here.

How do I stand as a candidate?

Nominations open on Thursday 15 September and close at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 September.

Go to http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/StrathbogieElection from 3 August or see the becoming a council election candidate page.




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