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Victorian Electoral Commission calls for candidates for the upcoming South Gippsland Shire Council election from 16 September 2021
Nominations to stand as a candidate for the South Gippsland Shire Council general election open on Thursday 16 September.
Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said, 'If you would like to represent your community, I encourage you to nominate as a candidate for this election. The eligibility requirements for candidates have recently changed. If you are thinking about standing for election, make sure to confirm your eligibility and complete the mandatory online candidate training before lodging your nomination. This includes candidates who have previously been councillors.'
The South Gippsland Shire Council general election is being held by post this October, the voting deadline for all voters has been extended by one week, to 6 pm on Friday 29 October
Online information candidate information
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the Victorian Electoral Commission's recorded candidate information session will be available on the VEC website, South Gippsland Shire Council election, from 9 am on Monday 6 September. An online candidate information session will also be conducted by webinar at 6 pm on Wednesday 8 September.
Candidates must make an appointment during business hours with the election manager to lodge their nomination forms and pay their $250 nomination fee. They must have completed the online candidate training, as this is required by law and will be shown on each candidate's nomination form.
Lodge your nominations
Candidates may make a nomination appointment with the election manager by calling 1300 202 885 from Wednesday 15 September. Candidates can also pre-fill a nomination form using the online Candidate Helper at South Gippsland Shire Council election, available from Thursday 2 September.
Nominations must be lodged by 12 noon on Tuesday 21 September. Late nominations cannot be accepted. It is an offence for a person to nominate as a candidate if they are not qualified to become a councillor. More information on nominating as a candidate is available at South Gippsland Shire Council election, and candidate information kits can be requested from the election manager.
Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council website.
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