Tuesday 10 July 2018
For immediate release

Call for candidates for upcoming Pyrenees Shire Council Beaufort Ward by-election

Nominations to stand as a candidate for the 2018 Pyrenees Shire Council Beaufort Ward by-election open on Thursday 12 July.

'I encourage anyone interested in representing their local community to nominate,' said Returning Officer Peter Reid.

'Prospective candidates should prepare now so they are ready to lodge their nomination in person during the short nomination period.'

Nomination forms must be lodged in person, together with the $250 nomination fee, with the Returning Officer during business hours from Thursday 12 July until 12 noon Tuesday 17 July at the election office: Beeripmo Centre, 1 Lawrence Street, Beaufort. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

Prospective candidates can call the Returning Officer from Wednesday 11 July on (03) 8619 1495 to make a nomination appointment. They can also pre-fill their nomination form online using the VEC’s Candidate Helper at vec.vic.gov.au.

Prospective candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend the candidate information session. The candidate session will be held:

  • 6.00 pm on Wednesday 11 July
  • Beeripmo Centre, 1 Lawrence Street, Beaufort.

Candidate Information Kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information will be available at the session.

Further information on nominating as a candidate is available at vec.vic.gov.au.

Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager Communication
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540
Email: mike.lagastes@vec.vic.gov.au