2020 local council election

Key information

Local council elections will be held in Victoria by post in October 2020.

Voters in each council will receive a ballot pack in early October.

All councils will have elections except Casey City Council, South Gippsland Shire Council and Whittlesea City Council.

The roll closed for this election at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020.

If you want to stand as a candidate, you can nominate from Thursday 17 September 2020. Note that eligibility requirements for candidates have recently changed.

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Nominating

Nominate as a candidate

Candidate nominations are open until 12 noon on 22 September. We have prepared a range of information to help prospective candidates with the nomination process.

Learn more about becoming a candidate
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voting

How to vote

All council elections will be conducted by post. We will send you a ballot pack from early October. You need to complete and return it as soon as possible as voting closes at 6 pm on Friday 23 October.

Learn more about voting in a council election
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covid-19

Providing safe elections

We have a plan in place to make sure voters, candidates and VEC staff are safe from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

Learn more about our COVIDSafe election plan
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