Council Election Year

Electing our next Council representatives for Bayside is coming soon, and there’s still time to learn about the role and nominate to be a 2024 candidate.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) runs council elections across the state every four years.

Voting in our council election gives eligible voters a chance to have a say on the best candidate to represent those living in their Ward.

Bayside elections will be held via postal vote throughout October. You will receive your postal vote forms via regular mail by 7 – 10 October with instructions including a return date.

During this election period, Council will operate in a caretaker mode to ensure neutrality. Our current Council will go out of office on the VEC’s official election day, Saturday 26 October.

If you have the passion and time to represent your community on Council, we encourage you to attend a candidate information session listed below and nominate for this year’s election.

Information sessions for prospective candidates provide a realistic overview of the role including what is required and how you could contribute to decision-making for your community. These sessions will also include training to help equip candidates if they are successful.

We hope to attract a diverse Councillor group that is reflective of our local demographic including gender equity, age and those from a multicultural background.

Additional information relating to ward boundaries, voting eligibility, enrolment, election results and other information is available at the VEC website.

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