You must vote in council elections and by-elections if you are on the State roll by 4.00 pm on the day the roll closes. If you do not vote, you may get a fine.
To find out if you are on the State roll, check your enrolment.
Council-enrolled voters include people such as ratepayers who qualify to be automatically enrolled by Council or have applied to Council to be enrolled.
It is not compulsory for council-enrolled voters to vote.
How do I vote in Council elections?
To be eligible to vote in the Streeton Ward by-election in February 2022, you must have enrolled by 4.00pm on Friday 10 December 2021.
Council elections are conducted by postal voting only.
The VEC will mail ballot packs to all enrolled voters in contested elections. The ballot pack will contain:
- a ballot paper attached to statements and photographs lodged by the candidates in your council or ward
- a ballot paper envelope with a flap
- voting instructions
- a reply-paid envelope.
You will need to carefully follow the included instructions on how to vote correctly and then mail back your completed ballot material using the reply-paid envelope as soon as possible but before the close of voting.
Making it easier to remember to vote
The VEC encourages voters to subscribe to its free notification service, VoterAlert, which will send reminders to either your mobile phone or email about important electoral activities.