You may have already received flyers/publications distributed by candidates. These items have information relating to the candidate to decide who to vote for. Please be aware that candidates have added their authorisation statement on their publications to ensure you know who they are from or you are aware they have authorised the content. Any other items distributed without a candidate’s statement added to them does not guarantee that it is by them or they have given permission to be circulated.
The City of Monash Council Election will be held in October. It will be by postal vote and enrolled voters will receive their ballots via the mail in the first week of October.
What is in the ballot pack?
How to complete the ballot paper or vote?
After completing the sheet or adding your vote, then you will need to return it in the mail by 6.00 pm on Friday 21 October 2016, so please be aware it needs to be mailed by this date as voting closes on 21 October 2016. However you do have the option to hand-deliver it to the election office by this date. You can visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website for more information.
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Monash Council Election Candidates and voting
You will find candidate statements in the ballot pack, which is a little information about each candidate before deciding who to vote for. Community members may be already aware who some of the candidates are, but it is very important to vote for a person who you think will do the best for you or the community. Hence why it is important to get enough information about the candidates by visiting their websites, reading their flyers or contacting them and asking questions. The other option is to make arrangements to meet them at a convenient time or at their launches and express your views or concerns.
You vote is important so vote wisely!
If you interested in meeting some of them, there will be a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event on 6 October 2016 at the Mount Street Neighbourhood House. For further details, you can contact them by phone on 9803 8706 or through their website –MSNH Contact.
For more information regarding the Council Elections:
Reminder! Gayle Nicholas who is the founder member of Empowering Monash and YOU has suspended her role with EM&U while standing for Council. Community members have contacted EM&U in regards to Gayle’s Campaign and would like to remind people that EM&U’s role does not involve election campaigns, so if you would like to contact Gayle Nicholas, details below.
The government is reviewing the Local Government Act and proposing to make changes that will make Councils more efficient, transparent and accountable, as well as enhancing community participation.
Here are some of the key new reforms proposed:
A stronger role for mayors to lead councils
Greater consistency in council structures (wards) to make elections fairer
Simpler electoral rolls and voting rules
Accountable and high performing councils
More autonomy for councils to cut unnecessary red-tape
A consistent, modern rating system
Have a say!
Community members have an opportunity to provide feedback relating to the Local Government Act Review Directions Paper or proposed changes. Feedback can be provided by making a submission or viewing the summary ‘At a Glance’ and completing a quick poll.