Northern Grampians Shire Council General Elections
Elections and voting
Local council elections are held on the fourth Saturday of October every four years. The next council election will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020.
More information will be posted on this page in the lead up to the election.
Stand for Council
Persons interested in nominating to be a Councillor in the October election can find out everything they need to know on the Know Your Council website here.
Mandatory Candidate Training and VLGA Information Sessions
Two Local Government Act 2020 Mandatory Candidate Training and VLGA Information sessions are scheduled for 12.30pm-3.30pm on 7 August and 12 August 2020. Register now for these free events.
7 August 2020
12 August 2020
At this time, due to COVID-19 the VLGA will deliver the sessions online and if this changes closer to the time we will let you know.
Click here for your campaign toolkit(PDF, 16MB) which will be rolled out at the sessions.
Mandatory Candidate Training
The most recent advice from LGV states that councils will receive the Mandatory Candidate Training content by 13 July 2020 and this will likely include the following information:
· Eligibility to run
· Time and commitment
· Responsibilities of government
· Role of Councillor (obligations)
· Code of Conduct and Oath of Office
· Role of a CEO (and council staff)
· Election campaign donations
· Conflict of interest
· Legislation and council policies
· Entitlements (allowances, support)
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