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Voting in Council Elections

Voting in Council Elections is compulsory for all State enrolled voters and anyone who has enrolled to vote in Wellington Shire.
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How to Vote in Council Elections

You must ensure that you are enrolled to vote no later than 4:00pm on 28 August 2020 if you intend to vote at the Council Election.

The 2020 Council general election for Wellington Shire Council will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will manage the election process and an office has been established at 118 Raymond Street in Sale, operational from 16 September 2020 to assist voters and candidates.

Due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, this election has been declared a postal election. This means that you are not required to attend a physical polling station on the day of the election.

Enrolled voters will be sent a ballot pack between 6-8 October 2020. If you have not received your ballot pack by Monday 12 October 2020 please contact the VEC on 131 832 to request another.

Compulsory Voting

Voting is compulsory for all State enrolled voters and those who have specifically enrolled to vote.

If you are over the age of 18 years old and have resided in your property in Wellington Shire for at least one month, your details should be registered on the State roll and you will be automatically enrolled to vote (see information on Resident Voters below).

Voting is compulsory if you are a resident or property owner in the Wellington Shire (see Category 1 below). If you are not a resident or property owner in the Wellington Shire but would like to vote in the 2020 local government election, you must submit an application form for entitlement which must be received by Council by 4:00pm on 28 August 2020. Please note that voting is not compulsory for Categories 2 – 6 listed below.

Everyone enrolled to vote MUST lodge their ballot paper with Australia Post no later than 6.00pm on Friday 23 October 2020. If you do not vote or fail to lodge your ballot paper on time, you may receive a fine from the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Enrolling to Vote

Who can enrol and how?

The electoral roll closes at 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020 and you can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details before the close of the roll.

No extensions will be granted past the closure of the roll and if you are not registered, you will not be able to vote.

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Category 1 - Resident Voters

Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

Category 2 - Non-resident Owners (enrolled for the 2016 Council elections)

If you own property in Wellington Shire but do not live in the municipality and were enrolled in Wellington Shire for the 2016 elections, you will be automatically enrolled to vote. Voting is not compulsory under this classification and If your property is jointly owned, Council will enrol two owners without requiring an application to enrol.

If your property is jointly owned by more than two people, all owners must decide which two owners will be enrolled to vote. You may change the two people enrolled by completing the form below and return by email to rates@wellington.vic.gov.au or by post to 18 Desailly Street (PO Box 560), Sale VIC 3850.

Forms must be received no later than 4:00pm on Friday 28 August 2020, you can only be enrolled to vote once in each municipality.

Owner Ratepayer Variation Form

Category 3 - Non-resident Owners

If you are a non-resident property owner in Wellington Shire who has purchased property or have sold and purchased property within Wellington Shire since the 2016 Council elections, you will need to apply to be enrolled to vote.

Voting is not compulsory and you must complete an enrolment form to vote in the Council election (up to two owners per property may apply).

Complete the form below and return by email to rates@wellington.vic.gov.au or by post to 18 Desailly Street (PO Box 560), Sale VIC 3850.

Forms must be received by 4pm Friday 28 August 2020, you can only be enrolled to vote once in each municipality.

Owner Ratepayer Application Form

Category 4 - Non-citizen Owners

If you are aged 18 and over, not an Australian citizen but own a property in Wellington Shire, you can apply to be enrolled to vote. Voting is not compulsory and you must complete an enrolment form to vote in the Council election (up to two owners per property may apply).

Complete the form below and return by email to rates@wellington.vic.gov.au or by post to 18 Desailly Street (PO Box 560), Sale VIC 3850.

Forms must be received by 4pm Friday 28 August 2020, you can only be enrolled to vote once in each municipality.

Owner Ratepayer Application Form

Category 5 - Occupiers who pay the rates for a property to Council

If you occupy a property and pay rates or it stipulates in your lease agreement that you are responsible for the payment of the rates, you can apply to be enrolled to vote.

Voting is not compulsory and you must complete an enrolment form to vote in the Council election (up to two owners per property may apply).

If you occupy a shop or commercial/industrial property you are encouraged to apply to enrol to vote.

Complete the form below and return by email to rates@wellington.vic.gov.au or by post to 18 Desailly Street (PO Box 560), Sale VIC 3850.

Forms must be received by 4pm Friday 28 August 2020, you can only be enrolled to vote once in each municipality.

If you are a resident or ratepayer you cannot enrol to vote as an occupier.

Occupier Ratepayer Application Form

Category 6 - Corporation Nominees

A corporation which owns or occupies a property in Wellington Shire, paying rates either directly to Council or as stipulated in a lease agreement may appoint either a director or company secretary to represent it on the voters’ roll.

The person appointed cannot be already eligible to vote in Wellington Shire (that is, if they own a property of their own and are also enrolled to vote as a property owner).

Voting is not compulsory and you must complete an enrolment form to vote in the Council Election (up to two owners and two occupiers per property may apply).

To appoint a representative to vote on behalf of a corporation owning or occupying a property, complete the applicable form below and return by email to rates@wellington.vic.gov.au or by post to 18 Desailly Street (PO Box 560), Sale VIC 3850.

  • Owner Form: to appoint a representative to vote on behalf of a corporation owning a property.
  • Occupier Form: to appoint a representative to vote on behalf of a corporation occupying a property.

Forms must be received no later than 4:00pm on Friday 28 August 2020.

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2020 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

2019 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

2018 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

2017 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

2016 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

2015 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

2014 Minutes and Agendas

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Everyone who has enrolled to vote in the State elections is automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. This typically applies to Australian citizens aged 18 years and over who have lived at their current address for at least one month.  

Voting is compulsory for residents and property owners in the Wellington Shire.

If you are a Wellington Shire resident, you will need to be enrolled to vote on the State electoral roll. You can check your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

If you have changed your name, postal or residential address you must update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission before 4:00pm Friday 28 August 2020.

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