This by-election will be conducted entirely by post. The VEC will post ballot packs between Tuesday 31 July and Thursday 2 August 2018 to all voters enrolled in Beaufort Ward.
Follow the instructions in the ballot pack so that your completed ballot material is in the mail before 6.00 pm on Friday 17 August 2018.
Voting is compulsory
Voting is compulsory for voters listed on the State roll for this by-election at 4.00 pm on Friday 22 June 2018.
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 or
- live outside Beaufort Ward or
- applied to Council to be on the roll.
If you will be away
Ballot packs will be mailed between 31 July and 2 August, and voting closes Friday 17 August.
If you will be away or your mailing address will change after Friday 22 June, you can apply for your ballot pack to be redirected. Download the Redirection of Ballot Pack form
Completed applications can be:
- faxed to (03) 9620 1568
- scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- mailed to:
Pyrenees Shire Council by-election
c/- Victorian Electoral Commission
Level 11, 530 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Requests for redirection must be received by 5.00 pm Thursday 12 July 2018.
I have multiple properties—do I get multiple votes?
Each enrolled voter has one vote for the Beaufort Ward by-election.
If you are on the State electoral roll within Beaufort Ward on Friday 22 June 2018 it is compulsory to vote for that address.
If you are not on the State electoral roll for Beaufort Ward but you own a property and are enrolled for Beaufort Ward, you are encouraged to vote but it is not compulsory to vote.
If you own multiple properties in Beaufort Ward (and you are not on the State electoral roll for any of those properties), you have until 4.00 pm on Friday 22 June to nominate the property you wish to vote for. If you do not nominate a property, 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.
Find out about Assistance 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 either large print or braille ballot material. To register, please call (03) 8620 1122 by Wednesday 11 July 2018. Late registrations cannot be accepted.