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Published Tuesday 22 September 2020
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Council elections

Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020. The elections will be held by postal ballot, conducted on behalf of Council by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

Council is now in a Caretaker Period (pre-election period) until 6pm on Election Day (Saturday 24 October).

Mitchell Shire Council’s Election Period Policy applies during this time. This policy provides guidance to Councillors, staff and candidates in the lead up to, and during the period for the 2020 elections.

During this time, we’ll conduct our business as per our Election Period Policy and the State Government’s caretaker legislation. This prevents Council resources from being used in a way that could unfairly influence the outcome of the election, either deliberately or unintentionally.

The Election Period Policy covers our decision making, the use of council resources, media communications, publishing of Council information (including social media) and requests for information in the lead up to the general election.

This page was last updated on 22 September 2020.