Nominations to stand as a candidate for the Boroondara City Council election open on Thursday 17 September 2020.
The eligibility requirements for candidates have recently changed. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) advises prospective candidates to ensure they meet these requirements before nominating.
One of the new requirements includes undertaking Local Government Victoria’s new mandatory online candidate training before lodging your nomination. This includes candidates who are currently or have previously been a councillor.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the VEC is streaming its candidate information session online. This information session is being complemented by state-wide interactive candidate seminars scheduled for:
- 7pm on Wednesday 9 September
- 1pm on Sunday 13 September
- 5pm on Tuesday 15 September
Prospective candidates will have until midday Tuesday 22 September to get their nominations in. Late nominations will not be accepted.
Candidates must make an appointment during business hours with the Election Manager to lodge their nomination forms and pay a $250 nomination fee. Nomination appointments can be made from Wednesday 16 September 2020 by contacting the Election Manager on 8619 1408.
Candidates can also pre-fill a nomination form using VEC’s online Candidate Helper.
The mandatory online candidate training must be completed before nomination, as it will be shown on the nomination form and is a legal requirement.
We have made a Boroondara City Council election candidate kit available to provide nominees with further information about the City.