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Council elections

Information for voters and candidates who want to stand for election.

Information for voters

Information for candidates


The next general election for the East Gippsland Shire Council will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020.


The Victorian Electoral Office (VEC) will manage the election process. An office will be located at 54 Service Street, Bairnsdale from 16 September 2020 to assist voters and candidates.


It is a postal election. Enrolled voters will be sent a ballot pack between 6-8 October 2020. If you do not get your ballot pack by Monday 12 October 2020 contact the Victorian Electoral Commission on 131 832.


Voting is compulsory for all state enrolled voters.

Everyone enrolled to vote MUST lodge their Ballot Paper with Australia Post by 6.00 pm on Friday 23 October 2020. If you do not vote you may receive a fine from the Victorian Electoral Commission.


Ward structure

East Gippsland Shire is an un-subdivided municipality and all councillors represent the whole shire.

This was determined by Minister for Local Government following a review of East Gippsland Shire’s electoral structure in 2019.

These reviews are held regularly for all Victorian councils. Further information is available at Local Government Victoria.


Election period

The election period starts at midday on Tuesday 22 September 2020 and finishes at 6.00 pm on Election Day, 24 October 2020.

Council has adopted an Election Period Policy to ensure the election is conducted in an environment that is open and fair to all candidates by setting out procedures and practices to be followed during the pre-election period.


Who can enrol to vote. How to enrol to vote

Electoral rolls have now closed.


Information about candidates

This video shows voters how to find information on candidates, including where they stand on various issues:



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