Friday 5 January 2018
For immediate release

Call for candidates for upcoming Mount Alexander Shire Council Tarrengower Ward by-election

Nominations to stand as a candidate for the 2018 Mount Alexander Shire Council Tarrengower Ward by-election open on Thursday 11 January.

‘I encourage anyone interested in representing their local community to nominate,’ said Returning Officer Dean Curtis.

‘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 from Thursday 11 January until 12 noon Tuesday 16 January at the election office: Red Gum Room, Mount Alexander Civic Centre, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

To prepare, prospective candidates can call the Returning Officer from Wednesday 10 January on (03) 8619 1499 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.

Prospective candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend the candidate information session. The candidate session will be held:

  • 6.00 pm on Monday 8 January
  • Council Chamber, Mount Alexander Civic Centre, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.

Candidate Information Kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information will be available at the session.

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

Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager, Communication
Victorian Electoral Commission

Email: mike.lagastes@vec.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540

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