Local council elections will be conducted in October. The election for Surf Coast Shire will be a postal election and Ballot packs will be mailed to enrolled voters (on State electoral Role) from the 4th October.
Each voter is sent a ballot pack that contains voting instructions, candidate statements and indications of preferences, ballot paper(s), and envelopes for returning the completed ballot paper(s). The completed ballot material must be in the mail or hand delivered to the ReturningOfficer by 6.00pm on Friday the 21st October.
Voting is compulsory for people who are on the State electoral roll within the council area. Voters aged 70 years or over at the time of the election to be automatically excused if they do not vote. The penalty for failing to vote is currently set at $78.00 for the 2016 for the local government elections 2016.
WANT TO BE A CANDIDATE?
A Candidate information session will be held at Surf Coast Shire offices at 6.300pm on the 12th of September
To nominate as a candidate you must complete a nomination form and lodge it, together with the $250 nomination fee, in person with the Returning Officer during business house from Thursday 15th September until 12 noon on Tuesday 20th September at shop 1, 103 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea.