Monday 9 October 2017
For immediate release

Ballot packs mailed this week for Greater Geelong City Council elections

Voters should check the mail for their ballot packs for the Greater Geelong City Council elections from later this week.

Returning Officer for the elections, Colin Riley, is encouraging people to vote as early as possible: ‘With the whole election being conducted by post, it’s incredibly important voters complete and return their ballot material as soon as possible to make sure their vote counts.’

Ballot papers must be in the mail or hand-delivered to the election office by 6.00 pm Friday 27 October or they cannot be counted.

Voters who haven’t received their ballot pack by Wednesday 18 October should call (03) 8619 1421 during business hours to arrange a replacement.

Candidates who have nominated to stand for election are listed in the ballot packs and at vec.vic.gov.au. Where provided by candidates, a photo and statement will be included. Voters can also view answers to the candidate questionnaire online.

Voting is compulsory for voters who were on the State roll for this election at 4.00 pm Friday 1 September 2017—State-enrolled voters who don’t vote may be fined. Voters aged 70 or older and council-enrolled voters are encouraged to vote but will not be fined if they don’t vote.

Media enquiries:

Colin Riley
Returning Officer
Greater Geelong City Council elections
Phone: (03) 8619 1421

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