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© State of Victoria (Victorian Electoral Commission) 2020.

We encourage the dissemination and re-use of information provided on this website.

All material provided on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attibution 4.0 international licence, with the exception of:

  • any images, photographs or branding, including the VEC logo, and
  • content supplied by third parties.

Attribution

You should attribute material obtained from this website as:

© Victorian Electoral Commission

Third party copyright

In some cases, a third party may hold copyright in material presented on this website. You may need their permission to use the material.

For more information, or to obtain permission to use information from this website, contact us.

Disclaimer

The content of this website is provided for information purposes only. Every effort is made to maintain accurate and up-to-date information.

The VEC does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference.

The information on this website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

We do not take responsibility for information or services that may appear on linked websites.

Social media terms of use

We use social media to increase public awareness of elections and the democratic process in Victoria.

Because we are independent and impartial, we provide the following terms and conditions. This is to ensure that being on social media does not affect our ability to run elections or fulfil our other roles.

Our Facebook page, Twitter feed and YouTube channel are monitored between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. We monitor over extended hours as needed during elections.

Social media terms of use

  • Facebook

    Our Facebook page has been created for electoral information and to respond to your questions.

    We have five simple rules for posting:

    1. Please don't post about politics. As the organisation that conducts State, local and some commercial elections and polls in Victoria, we do not comment on candidates, parties or policies. To make sure our Facebook page does not influence or prejudice any election, we can't allow posts that appear to preference a candidate or party.
    2. Please be respectful, and consider other points of view when posting. We can't allow content or links to content that could be considered offensive, defamatory, obscene, threatening, or otherwise not appropriate for an audience of all ages.
    3. Please don't post any of your own or anyone else's personal information. If you need to enrol or check your electoral enrolment, visit the Enrolment section of this website or call 131 832 and one of our staff will help you confidentially.
    4. Please keep posts relevant to the VEC, or the services we provide. This page exists so that people can discuss and learn about the democratic process.
    5. Please don't spam or try to advertise on our page. Multiple, duplicated or repetitive posts do not educate or further the democratic debate.

    All feedback (either positive or negative) is helpful to us. We will do our best to respond directly to as many posts as possible.

    While we support lively, open discussion, we reserve the right to delete any comments that don't comply with our rules, or which are otherwise deemed inappropriate. Any users who repeatedly break these rules may be blocked.

    We may choose to follow organisations or individuals that are relevant to the VEC or the Australian electoral sector. Being followed by the VEC does not imply endorsement of any kind.

    We will regularly archive our feed for the purposes of future analysis and to comply with public record capture requirements.

    Posts and content attributed to the VEC are authorised by W. Gately, AM, Electoral Commissioner, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

  • Twitter

    Our Twitter feed has been created for electoral information and to respond to your questions.

    We have five simple rules when posting to us:

    1. Please don't post about politics. As the organisation that conducts State, local and some commercial elections and polls in Victoria, we do not comment on candidates, parties or policies.
    2. Please be respectful, and consider other points of view when posting. We won't respond to content or links to content that could be considered offensive, defamatory, obscene, threatening, or otherwise not appropriate for an audience of all ages.
    3. Please don't post any of your own or anyone else's personal information. If you need to enrol or check your electoral enrolment, visit the Enrolment section of our website or call 131 832 and one of our staff will help you confidentially.
    4. Please keep posts relevant to the VEC, or the services we provide. This Twitter feed exists so that people can discuss and learn about the democratic process.
    5. Please don't spam or try to advertise through our Twitter feed. Multiple, duplicated or repetitive posts do not educate or further the democratic debate.

    All feedback (either positive or negative) is helpful to us. We will do our best to respond directly to as many posts as possible.

    While we support lively, open discussion, we reserve the right to block any users who don't comply with our rules, or who are otherwise deemed to be behaving inappropriately.

    We may choose to follow organisations or individuals that are relevant to the VEC or the Australian electoral sector. Being followed by the VEC does not imply endorsement of any kind.

    We will regularly archive this feed for the purposes of future analysis and to comply with public records capture requirements.

    All posts attributed to the VEC are authorised by W. Gately, AM, Electoral Commissioner, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

  • YouTube

    Our YouTube channel has been created only to provide electoral information.

    Video content is available for viewing and embedding in other websites, but comments and responses have been turned off.

    To discuss or comment on any of the videos listed on the channel, please use our Facebook page or Twitter feed. These services are covered by equivalent terms and conditions.

    We may choose to subscribe to other YouTube channels that are relevant to the VEC or the Australian electoral sector. If the VEC subscribes to another channel, this does not imply endorsement of any kind.

    All video content posted by the VEC is authorised by W. Gately, AM, Electoral Commissioner, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria unless stated otherwise.