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2020 Council Elections

The next Strathbogie Shire Council Election will be held on Saturday, 24 October 2020. The election will be held using a Postal Voting system.

The Victorian Electoral Commission is required under State legislation to undertake elections on Council's behalf.

For more information on voting and enrolment in the Strathbogie Shire Council visit the VEC website

The Electoral Office

The Electoral Office will be in the former State Emergency Service building, Bury Street Euroa (behind Council's offices in Binney Street) and will be opening in early August 2020. More details will follow soon.

To meet COVID-19 social distancing restrictions counting of votes will be undertaken at the Violet Town Community Complex at 35 Cowslip Street, Violet Town.

For more information about the election and the measures being taken to ensure everyone's health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the VEC's website.

 

Enrolment and Entitlement Information

You only have one voting entitlement per Council no matter how many properties you own or occupy. Click here to see information on who needs to enrol and vote and key election dates. 

 

Thinking of running for Council?

For more detailed information read our Fact Sheet here

The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) session planned at Euroa in August will continue as this will help provide prospective candidates with information that will help them understand what it is to be a councillor.

The VLGA 2020 Candidate Information Sessions for the Strathbogie Shire Council:

  • A session was held in Nagambie on Saturday 1 August 2020. Click here to view the slide pack presented at this session.

  • Euroa: Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 6 pm to 7.30 pm at Strathbogie Council Conference Centre, Bury Street, Euroa.

Register for the Euroa session here.

 

Local Government Candidate Training

Mandatory Local Government Candidate Training for the 2020 Local Government elections will be delivered through a short online course.   The link to access these resources will be available from Wednesday 5 August 2020 and you will be able to access those resources here.

Under the new requirements included in the Local Government Act 2020, candidates must complete the Victorian Government’s Local Government Candidate Training course to be eligible to nominate with the Victorian Electoral Commission. This includes all serving or former councillors intending to nominate.

Local Government Victoria has developed the online course in collaboration with the sector: it will be easily accessible online and take approximately an hour to complete.

Local Government Candidate Training – Information for candidates

 

VLGA Connect - Live Panel Discussion

A live panel discussion is to be held by VLGA Connect to answer your questions about Election Regulations for the upcoming October Council elections.

Date: Wednesday 5 August

Time: 12pm to 1.30pm

Cost: Free for VLGA Members, non members $30 +GST

Bookings are essential. Click here for more information and to register for this event.

 

Being a candidate - helpful toolkits

The VLGA has prepared a toolkit for candidates. It provides useful information about the role of local government and what it means to be a councillor.

It is important that our Council is representative of our community. The VLGA has also prepared a candidate resource kit for women to help achieve greater diversity across the State.

Candidate Handbook – Local Government postal elections 2020

Campaigning for the 2020 council elections in Victoria - Guidelines for safe campaigning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

 

Local Women Leading Change Workshops

Local Women Leading Change is running a series of online workshops to support women to run for election.

Visit the VLGA website for more information and to register.

 

Useful Council documents

 



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