Your Council, Your Vote

Buloke Shire Council 2020 Election

The Buloke Shire Council election will be held this October.

The Victorian Electoral Commission is preparing to deliver local council elections during the extraordinary circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Elections are to be conducted entirely by post – a safe and completely secret method of voting.

Local Government Elections 2020

Local council general elections are held every four years and councillors make decisions on a range of important local issues and services, including:

·         maternal health and childcare

·         sporting and recreation facilities

·         libraries and community centres

·         animal registrations

·         rubbish and recycling

·         planning and building regulations

·         local roads and footpaths.

We strongly encourage all eligible voters to vote this October. Voting is compulsory for State-enrolled Australian citizens aged 18 years or older, and you may be fined if you don’t vote.

Election timeline

Friday 28 August: Roll closes at 4 pm

Thursday 17 September: Candidate nominations open

Tuesday 22 September: Candidate nominations close at 12 noon

Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 October: Mail-out of ballot packs Lower Avoca Ward is the only ward requiring an election

Friday 23 October: Voting closes at 6 pm

Friday 13 November: Latest date all results will be declared.

Election information

The Victorian Electoral Commission conduct elections on behalf of all Victorian councils.

For detailed and up to date information about how to enrol, vote, become a candidate, and more, visit Buloke Shire Council election on the VEC website, or call the VEC on 131 832.