Melbourne City Council, Lord Mayor by-election
A by-election for the vacant position of Lord Mayor will be held in May 2018. It will be conducted entirely by postal voting, with ballot packs mailed to voters between Monday 23 April and Thursday 26 April.
Voting is compulsory for all voters listed on the Melbourne City Council voters roll at 4.00 pm on Friday 16 March 2018.
When you receive your ballot pack you must complete your ballot paper, and return it as soon as possible using the reply paid envelope.
Alternatively, you may hand-deliver your completed ballot material to the election office by 6.00 pm on Friday 11 May 2018.
Completed ballot material must be posted – or in the hands of the Returning Officer – by 6.00 pm on Friday 11 May 2018, when voting closes. Ballot material posted after this date cannot be accepted and you may incur a fine.
Nominations have closed for this by-election. See who has nominated (in ballot draw order).
|Monday 5 February 2018||Date of vacancy|
|Friday 16 March 2018||Enrolment closes 4.00 pm|
|Thursday 5 April 2018||Nominations open|
|Tuesday 10 April 2018||Nominations have closed – find out who has nominated|
|Wednesday 11 April 2018||Last chance to lodge candidate statements and photos, 12 noon|
|Monday 16 April 2018||Last chance to respond to candidate questionnaire|
|Monday 23 April – Thursday 26 April 2018||Mail-out of ballot packs|
|Friday 11 May 2018||Voting closes 6.00 pm|
The Returning Officer for the Melbourne City Council Lord Mayor by-election is Bill Lang.
The election office is located at:
- Level 4
530 Collins Street
- Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
- Thursday 10 May, 9.00am to 8.00pm
- Friday 11 May, 9.00am to 6.00pm.
All election information can be found on this website. Should you have any other enquiries regarding the election contact (03) 8619 1498.