Thursday, October 19, 2017

Call for candidates to nominate now

David Lee September 21, 2016

CANDIDATES wishing to stand for the Greater Shepparton City Council councilor election will have just under four business days to nominate, with nomination opening on Thursday, September 15 and closing 12 noon on Tuesday, September 20.

Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) returning officer, Mick Bastian said, “I encourage anyone interested in representing their local community to nominate.

“Prospective candidates should prepare now so they are ready to lodge their nomination in person during the short nomination period.”

Nomination forms must be lodged in person, together with the $250 nomination fee, with the returning officer during business hours at the election office, 272B Maude Street, Shepparton. Late nominations will not be accepted.

To prepare, prospective candidates can call the returning officer from Wednesday, September 14 on 1300 587 259 to make a nomination appointment. They can also pre-fill their nomination form online using the VEC’s Candidate Helper at vec.vic.gov.au.

Further information on nominating as a candidate is available at vec.vic.gov.au