What you need to know
General Election - October 2020
A general election of Councillors for Moonee Valley City Council was held on 24 October 2020 by postal ballot. The election was conducted on behalf of the Council by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).
The results of the election were formally declared by the Election Manager on Wednesday, 4 November 2020 and the results are published on the VEC website.
The nine successful candidates at the election have been elected for a 4-year term on the Council. The next general election of Councillors for Moonee Valley City Council will be held on 26 October 2024.
Questions about the election?
The election and the non-voter enforcement program are being administered by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).
If you have questions about your 'Apparent Failure to Vote Notice', in the first instance you should contact the VEC on 131 832.
Council will not be able to assist you with any queries relating to 'Apparent Failure to Vote Notice', fines and reviews.
Election Campaign Donation Returns
Each candidate in a local government general election is required to submit an election campaign donation return to the Chief Executive Officer of the Council within 40 days of election day. A summary of an election campaign donation return must be made available on Council's website until the close of the voters' roll for the next general election.
A summary of donations received by candidates in the 2020 general election for Moonee Valley City Council can be viewed here.
Voting at the Election
Failure to Vote
Voting in the local council elections held in October 2020 was compulsory for residents of Moonee Valley who are enrolled on the Victorian electoral roll. Failure to vote will attract a penalty unless you are entitled to an exemption under the Local Government Act 2020. The non-voter enforcement program will be managed by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).
In a council election there are two types of voters:
- State-enrolled voters
- Council-enrolled voters
You must vote in a general election of Councillors for Moonee Valley City Council if you are on the State roll. If you do not vote, you may get a fine.
For the local council elections held in October 2020, it was not compulsory for council-enrolled voters to vote, except in Melbourne City Council.
You can apply to be a council-enrolled voter if you:
- pay rates on a property in Moonee Valley but do not reside within Moonee Valley and were not on the roll for the most recent election or by-election; or
- are not an Australian citizen, but you live in and pay rates for a property in Moonee Valley; or
- pay rates on a property you occupy within Moonee Valley and have no other entitlement to vote in Moonee Valley; or
- are a director or company secretary of a corporation that pays rates on a property within Moonee Valley and have no other entitlement to vote in Moonee Valley.
To check if you are a council-enrolled voter or to apply to enrol, please contact Council’s Revenue team on 9243 8888.
Applications and Forms:
- VEC Entitlement - Council Placemat – Elections 2020 (Information only)
- Owner enrolment application (section 242(1) of the Act)
- Owner variation application (section 243(2) of the Act)
- Ratepaying occupier enrolment application (section 244(1) and (3) of the Act)
- Corporation appointment application (owner) (section 245(1) of the Act)
- Corporation appointment application (occupier) (section 245(2) of the Act)