A by-election for Collier Ward will be held in March 2019. This will be an attendance election.
Enrolment for this by-election has now closed. You must vote if you were correctly enrolled by 4.00 pm on Friday 1 February 2019. You can vote early or vote by post from Wednesday 27 February. You can also vote on election day, Saturday 30 March.
Friday 7 December 2018
Date of vacancy
Friday 1 February 2019
Enrolment closes 4.00 pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019
Election office opens
Thursday 21 February 2019
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Nominations close 12 noon
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Last chance to respond to candidate questionnaire 12 noon
You can vote between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm on Saturday 30 March.
Voting centre locations will be available close to election day.
Every voter registered in Collier Ward will also receive an EasyVote notice with voting centre details.
Voting is compulsory
Voting is compulsory for voters listed on the State roll for this by-election at 4.00 pm on Friday 1 February 2019.
Enrolled residents may be fined if they do not vote. This includes homeowners and tenants.
You are encouraged to vote (but won’t be fined if you don’t) if you:
are aged 70 years or over
live outside Collier Ward
applied to Council to be on the roll.
If you will be away
If you will be interstate or overseas on Saturday 30 March, you can apply for a postal vote or vote early.
An online postal vote application form will be available on this website from Wednesday 27 February.
I have multiple properties—do I get multiple votes?
Each enrolled voter has one vote for the Collier Ward by-election.
If own more than one property in Collier Ward and you:
are on the State electoral roll within the ward, it is compulsory to vote for that address
are not on the State electoral within the ward, but you are enrolled directly with Council, you can nominate which property you wish to vote for. If you did not nominate a property before 4.00 pm on Friday 1 February, the Council will choose one for you.
Assistance for voters with a physical, sensory or cognitive impairment
There are a number of different types of assistance available for voters.
Can I have a large print or braille ballot material?
If you are blind or have low vision, and have not already registered, you can register to receive large print or braille ballot material. To register, please call (03) 8620 1122 by Wednesday 20 February 2019. Late registrations cannot be accepted.
The Candidate Helper is now available to allow prospective candidates to pre-fill a nomination form before lodging it with the Returning Officer.
Once completed, print the form and lodge it in person with the Returning Officer along with the $250 nomination fee.
Important: your completed nomination form must be signed in front of the Returning Officer.
The nomination fee must be in cash or a bank, building society or credit union cheque (personal cheques cannot be accepted).
Please note that nominations cannot be submitted before Thursday 21 February.
You should also use the candidate helper to respond to the candidate questionnaire. Responses to the questionnaire will provide information to voters about the background and qualifications of each candidate. Responses will be publicly available. Lodgment of questionnaires opens 9.00 am Thursday 21 February and closes 12 noon Wednesday 27 February.