Am I enrolled to vote?
You are automatically enrolled for this election if:
- you will be 18 years of age or over on Saturday 24 October 2020 AND
- you live in the City of Bayside AND
- you are on the State electoral roll for your current address.
You need to enrol if:
- you are an Australian citizen aged 18 or over on Saturday 24 October 2020 AND
- you live in the City of Bayside and you are not on the State electoral roll OR
- you have lived at your current residential address within the City of Bayside for at least a month and have not yet updated your enrolment details, including any changes to your postal address.
How do I enrol?
You can also download an enrolment form from the website.
All enrolment applications must be received by the Victorian
Electoral Commission by the close of roll at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020.
How can I check my State enrolment?
You can check your enrolment details online at vec.vic.gov.au at any time, or call 1300 805 478.
Am I enrolled to vote?
To be a Council-enrolled voter, you must be:
• 18 years of age or over on Saturday 24 October 2020 AND
• not a State-enrolled voter within the City of Bayside.
You are automatically enrolled for this election if you were enrolled as a non-resident owner at the most recent election for your local area. This includes any by-elections held since the last general election.
If your circumstances have changed since the most recent election and you are no longer a non-resident owner of that property, you will not be automatically enrolled for this election. Depending on your circumstances, you may still be eligible to apply to be enrolled as a Council-enrolled voter.
Who else can enrol & vote?
You may also apply to enrol if:
- you have purchased a rateable property in the City of Bayside since the last election or by-election and you are not automatically enrolled OR
- you are not an Australian citizen and you live in, and pay rates for, a property within the City of Bayside OR
- you pay rates on a property you occupy in the City of Bayside, for example you are a shop tenant and pay rates to the Council for the tenancy, and you have no other voting entitlement within the City of Bayside OR
- you are a director or company secretary of a corporation that pays rates to Bayside City Council and you have no other voting entitlement within the City of Bayside.
How do I apply to be a Council-enrolled voter?
If you meet any of the mentioned criteria and wish to enrol, contact Bayside City Council on (03) 9599 4480 for a council enrolment form. Council enrolment forms must be received by the Council by the close of roll at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020.
How can I check if I am Council-enrolled?
You can check your enrolment details by contacting the Council on (03) 9599 4480.
Thinking about standing for election?
Candidate requirements have recently changed. To nominate as a candidate for Bayside City Council, you must:
- be an Australian citizen and enrolled on the voters' roll for Bayside City Council AND
- be eligible to become a councillor should you be elected AND
- have completed the mandatory candidate training before lodging your nomination with the Election Manager.
For further information, visit the VEC website.
Enrolment closes 4 pm Friday 28 August
State-enrolled voters can register for free VoterAlert SMS and email reminders at vec.vic.gov.au.