Candidates & Parties
Voting isn't the only way you can make a difference in shaping Victoria.
You can also nominate as a candidate and stand for election.
2018 State election
The Victorian State election is on Saturday 24 November 2018. Nominations will open from Wednesday 31 October.
Key dates for candidates at the 2018 Victorian State election
|Wednesday 31 October||Nominations open|
|Thursday 8 November (12 noon)|
Registered Political Party nominations close
Final date for lodgement of candidate groupings
|Friday 9 November (12 noon)||Independent candidate nominations close|
|Sunday 11 November (12 noon)||Final date for lodgement of group voting tickets|
|Monday 12 November||Registration of how-to-vote cards opens|
|Friday 16 November (12 noon )||Registration of how-to-vote cards closes|
The VEC produces Candidate Handbooks to assist candidates with the nomination process.
Candidate handbooks for the 2018 State election are now available.
For unscheduled election events, such as by-elections, handbooks are produced as soon as possible.
Privacy and candidate information
The VEC is required to collect and disclose relevant candidate information. See Privacy at the Victorian Electoral Commission for further details.