Wednesday 23 January
For immediate release

Knox City Council by-election set for 30 March

A by-election will be held on Saturday 30 March for Collier Ward within Knox City Council.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Councillor Jackson Taylor, and will require voters to cast their votes in person.

The VEC will write to all voters enrolled in Collier Ward with details of the location of all early voting and election day voting centres.

The Returning Officer, Leonie Taylor, has issued a call to Collier Ward residents and ratepayers to be ready to have their say.

‘You must be correctly enrolled by the close of roll, which is 4.00 pm on Friday 1 February. If you’re an Australian citizen and you’ve recently turned 18, or recently moved and haven’t updated your address, enrol online at enrolment.vec.vic.gov.au by the close of roll,’ Ms Taylor said.

There are also special enrolment categories for owners, occupiers, company nominees and people who are not Australian citizens but do pay rates for an address in Collier Ward.

‘If you’re a landlord for a property in Collier Ward, you run a business or you’re not an Australian citizen but you pay rates and you would like to vote, you can apply to Knox City Council to be enrolled. Call the council before 4.00 pm on Friday 1 February on (03) 9298 8210 for further details.

‘Remember, voting in local government elections is compulsory if you’re an Australian citizen between the ages of 18 and 70, and we strongly encourage eligible people over the age of 70 to have their say.

‘Local governments make decisions regarding community facilities and services that affect all local residents and the local business community, so it’s important that a range of voices are represented through voting in this by-election.’

Around 13,000 Victorians are enrolled in Collier Ward, which includes the suburb of Wantirna and parts of Bayswater and Wantirna South.

Media enquiries:

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