South West Ward by-election
A by-election will be held on 28 November 2020 to fill the 1 vacancy in this ward.
Mandatory candidate training
A person wishing to nominate as a candidate in this by-election must complete the Local Government Candidate Training program. Completion of the training is valid for 4 years, so anyone who has already completed the training is not required to do it again.
Online training will be available on the Local Government Victoria website on Monday 12 October https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/council-governance/candidate-training and be available until midday on 28 October when nominations close.
How to nominate as a candidate
Nominations close 12 noon Wednesday 28 October.
To nominate as a candidate, you must:
• be an Australian citizen and enrolled on the voters’ roll for Northern Grampians Shire Council AND
• be eligible to become a councillor should you be elected AND
• have completed the mandatory candidate training before lodging your nomination with the Election Manager.
To nominate, complete the nomination form and lodge it with the Election Manager together with the $250 nomination fee. Nomination forms can be lodged by appointment during business hours from Thursday 22 October 2020 until 12 noon on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at:
Media Centre, Grandstand 1, Central Park 14-28 Main Street, Stawell
Visit vec.vic.gov.au for more information and to pre-complete your nomination form using the online Candidate Helper. The
online Candidate Helper will be available from Thursday 15 October 2020.
If you use the online Candidate Helper, print your pre-completed form and make an appointment to lodge it with the Election Manager along with the nomination fee.
Call the Election Manager from Wednesday 21 October 2020 on 1300 128 940 to make a nomination appointment.
Safe Campaigning Guidelines
To support candidates, Local Government Victoria has developed Safe Campaign Guidelines. Read the guidelines for Regional Victoria here.
Voting for the South West Ward By-election
Ballot packs will be mailed to voters enrolled in the Northern Grampians Shire Council by-election from Tuesday 10 November 2020. Return your completed ballot material by mail ASAP or hand-deliver it to the Election Manager by the close of voting at 6 pm on Friday 27 November 2020.
Elections and voting
There will be no election for the Northern Grampians Shire Council in October.
Central, Kara Kara and Stawell Wards
At the close of nominations the number of candidates that had nominated for this election was the same as the number of vacancies. Therefore this election is uncontested and you are not required to vote. The following candidates are successful and will be declared elected on or after election day:
Central Ward: Kevin Erwin
Kara Kara Ward: Tony Driscoll and Karen Hyslop
Stawell Ward: Lauren Dempsey, Rob Haswell and Murray Emerson
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