Key dates and resources

Below is a timeline of the key dates in the 2020 local government elections.

DateActivity
July – September (various dates)Delivery of Mandatory Candidate Training by councils
August – September (various dates) MAV Community and candidate information sessions
Friday 28 August Entitlement date. Close of the state electoral voters roll. Candidates must be on the State or local council roll by 4pm on this date to be eligible to stand for council at the election.
Tuesday – Wednesday 14 – 15 SeptemberLast minute Mandatory Candidate Training delivered by LGV
Thursday 16 September Certification of voters roll and opening of nominations
Tuesday 22 September Candidates wishing to stand for council must be nominated by 12 noon.
Wednesday 23 September Candidate statements, photos and questionnaires must be submitted by 12 noon.
Tuesday – Thursday 6 – 8 October Ballot packs are distributed by post to every enrolled person in a random order over three days.
Friday 23 October Voting closes. Ballot papers must be in the mail or in the hands of the Returning Officer by 6pm.
Saturday 24 OctoberElection day
Friday 13 November All elections to be declared by this date.

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