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2020 Council Elections

The next Strathbogie Shire Council Election will be held on Saturday, 24 October, 2020. The election will be held using a Postal Voting system.

The Victorian Electoral Commission is required under State legislation to undertake elections on Council's behalf.

 

The Electoral Office

The Electoral Office will be in the former State Emergency Service building, Bury Street Euroa (behind Council's offices in Binney Street) and will be opening in early August 2020. More details will follow soon.

To meet COVID-19 social distancing restrictions counting of votes will be undertaken at the Violet Town Community Complex at 35 Cowslip Street, Violet Town.

For more information about the election and the measures being taken to ensure everyone's health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit the VEC's website.

 

Enrolment and Entitlement Information

You only have one voting entitlement per Council no matter how many properties you own or occupy. Click here to see information on who needs to enrol and vote and key election dates. 

 

Thinking of running for Council?

For more detailed information read our Fact Sheet here

If you’re thinking about standing for Council in the October 2020 election, you now need to attend a mandatory training session.

The mandatory training was initially to be conducted face-to-face, but we have been advised by the Victorian Government that an online training module will now be used.

The online training will be managed by Local Government Victoria. We will provide further information as soon as we possibly can.

The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) sessions planned at Euroa and Nagambie in August will continue as this will help provide prospective candidates with information that will help them understand what it is to be a councillor.

These VLGA 2020 Candidate Information Session Strathbogie Shire Council sessions are being held on:

  • Nagambie: Saturday 1 August 2020 at 2 pm to 3.30 pm at Nagambie Regatta Centre, 66 Loddings Lane, Nagambie.

  • Euroa: Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 6 pm to 7.30 pm at Strathbogie Council Conference Centre, Bury Street, Euroa.

Register for the Nagambie session here.

Register for the Euroa session here.

 

VLGA Connect - Live Panel Discussion

A live panel discussion is to be held by VLGA Connect to answer your questions about Election Regulations for the upcoming October Council elections.

Date: Wednesday 5 August

Time: 12pm to 1.30pm

Cost: Free for VLGA Members, non members $30 +GST

Bookings are essential. Click here for more information and to register for this event.

 

Being a candidate - helpful toolkits

The VLGA has prepared a toolkit for candidates. It provides useful information about the role of local government and what it means to be a councillor.

It is important that our Council is representative of our community. The VLGA has also prepared a candidate resource kit for women to help achieve greater diversity across the State.

 

Local Women Leading Change Workshops

Local Women Leading Change is running a series of online workshops to support women to run for election.

Visit the VLGA website for more information and to register.

 

Useful Council documents

 



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