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Bayside City Council Postal Election: Your council, your vote

Information provided by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

You must be enrolled to vote

A general election will be held for Bayside City Council in October 2020. To be able to vote in the election, you must be enrolled by the close of roll at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020. Two categories of voters can be enrolled to vote in the Bayside City Council election: State-enrolled voters and Council-enrolled voters.

State-enrolled voters

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 enrol online at vec.vic.gov.au

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.

Council-enrolled voters

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.