Potential independent candidates encouraged to get informed

Monday 24 October 2022

For immediate release

Victorians considering standing as independent candidates at the upcoming State election are encouraged to attend a dedicated online information session to understand the requirements, processes and responsibilities associated with nominating.

'Candidates need to ensure they abide by electoral law and understand the democratic process,' said Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately. 'The election is conducted within a strict regulatory environment, and it is in the candidates’ best interests to be well informed and avoid any issues.'

The online information session will take place at 2 pm on Sunday 30 October. Hosted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), the session will cover topics such as:

  • nominating as a candidate or group
  • registering how-to-vote cards
  • funding and disclosure laws, including rules around political donations
  • electoral matter, campaigning and advertising
  • counting of the votes.

'The information session will also include an opportunity to ask questions about nominating and all potential independent candidates are invited to attend,' said Mr Gately. 

The session will be recorded and made available to view on the VEC website at vec.vic.gov.au