Council elections

Council elections

Local council elections are held on the fourth Saturday of October every four years.

The next election of Moreland Councillors will be held in October 2020. The election will be by postal ballot and conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), on behalf of Council.

If you are enrolled to vote the VEC will mail you a ballot pack with information about the candidates in early October. You will need to post the ballot paper back by Friday 23 October.

Applications to enrol to vote closed on Friday 28 August 2020.

Council roll

You could apply to enrol if you:

  • are not an Australian citizen, but you live and pay rates in a council
  • pay rates on a property you occupy and have no other entitlement to vote in the council
  • are a director or company secretary of a corporation that pays rates and have no other entitlement to vote in the council
  • are a ratepayer, you were not on the council roll at the 2016 council election and you are not on the State roll for that council area.

For this election you will also be automatically enrolled if you were a non-resident ratepayer and on the voters roll for the last Council election (in 2016).

If you became a non-resident ratepayer (for example you bought an investment property) since the last election, or if you are responsible for the rates and occupy a property or you are the nominee of a corporation, you will need to apply to be on the voters roll.

Postal voting

If you are enrolled to vote, from 6 October you will receive your ballot pack in the post. It will contain information about all the candidates and voting (ballot) paper. Make sure you read the instructions and complete and return your vote by putting it in the post by Friday 23 October 2020.

This short video by the VEC outlines how voters can find information on candidates, including where they stand on various issues that you may care about.

Voter Education sessions

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How do I stand as a candidate?

Visit the becoming a council election candidate page on the VEC website for further details.

There is also further information about nominating on the Election Candidate Information and Training Sessions

The Know Your Council website also has information about standing as a candidate.

Mandatory Candidate Training

Anyone nominating to be a candidate in the election will need to include a declaration in front of the election manager that they've completed the Local Government Candidate Training.

The Minister for Local Government has advised that the mandatory training will be delivered online and administered via Local Government Victoria

The training is available online – click here to access . There is also an important Frequently Asked Question sheet and additional information.