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The VEC have released the 2020 local council elections candidate handbook which outlines aspects of electoral law that directly relate to candidates.

Safe Campaigning Guidelines

Advice on safe campaigning for the October local government elections has been published by Local Government Victoria.

Campaigning for council elections in October 2020 - Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) will help candidates understand how to comply with the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer to stay safe while campaigning.

This includes advice on permitted campaign activities, safety for campaign teams, basic hygiene and physical distancing.

Local Government Victoria will continually update the guidelines with the latest directions and restrictions. It is recommended candidates check the guidelines regularly throughout campaigning.

Always refer to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for specific information on current restrictions: