Voting is compulsory at Council elections if you are a resident and enrolled on the voters roll by a set date.
You are encouraged to vote but do not have to vote if you are :
- Aged 70 years or over; or
- A non-resident voter
You are already enrolled in this election if you are at least 18 years of age and
- You are on the State electoral roll for your present address; or
- You own property in the municipality but live in a different municipality, and you are the first or second-named person on the Council’s rate records; or
- You have applied to Council to be enrolled in the election.
Note: You are only entitled to ONE VOTE in a municipality no matter how many properties you own or occupy in that municipality.
You must apply to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) to enrol if :
- You are an Australian citizen aged 18 years of age or over.
- You have lived at your present address for at least a month.
- You are not on the State electoral roll for your present address.
If you are an Australian citizen who lives in Victoria you can check your enrolment details online at vec.vic.gov.au/Enrolment at any time.
If you think you might have a council-administered voting entitlement, contact council staff on 5358 8700. Information on voting entitlements will be made available in the lead up to the 2020 election on the VEC website.