Candidates announced for Northern Grampians Shire Council postal by-election

Tuesday 4 October 2022

For immediate release


A total of 3 candidates have nominated in the Northern Grampians Shire Council, Kara Kara Ward by-election.

The candidates, in ballot paper order, are:

MCALLISTER, Prue

HYSLOP, Karen

KINGSTON, Amelia

Candidate statements and responses to a questionnaire about their background and qualifications will be available online at vec.vic.gov.au later this week.

The Northern Grampians Shire Council, Kara Kara Ward by-election will be conducted entirely by post. Voters who were correctly enrolled for Kara Kara Ward by 4 pm on Friday 9 September will receive a ballot pack, which they must complete and return as soon as possible using the reply-paid envelope provided. Ballot packs will be mailed from Tuesday 18 October.

Voters can also hand-deliver their completed ballot papers to the election office located at Community Meeting Room, Town Hall, 40 Napier Street, St Arnaud on weekdays from Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November (noting the election office will be closed on Tuesday 1 November due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday). Office hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, with extended hours on Thursday 3 November (9 am to 8 pm) and Friday 4 November (9 am to 6 pm).

Voting closes at 6 pm on Friday 4 November. Election Manager John Lyons advised voters to vote well ahead of the closing time.

'You need to post or hand-deliver your completed ballot paper by the deadline to make your vote count,' Mr Lyons said.

'Local mail clearance times may be earlier than the close of voting, so don't leave it to the last minute.'

Further information on the Northern Grampians Shire Council by-election is available online at vec.vic.gov.au.