September 28th, 2020Candidates put up their hands
As of the close of nominations, 26 of the 298 individual elections were uncontested, where the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacancies. Voters in these uncontested elections will not be required to vote.
Meanwhile, in Hindmarsh Shire Council’s East Ward, an insufficient number of candidates nominated to fill the vacancies while no nominations were received to fill the single-councillor vacancy for South West Ward in Northern Grampians Shire Council. By-elections to fill the vacancies will be held at a later date.
Local council elections will be held in Victoria by post in October 2020 with voters in each council receiving a ballot pack in early October. The roll closed for this election at 4pm on Friday, August 28 and candidate nominations closed at noon on Tuesday, September 22. Voting closes at 6pm on Friday, October 23.
Hepburn Shire Council candidates, in ballot paper order, are:
Birch Ward (2 vacancies)
Fiona Robson, Celia Waldron, Lesley Hewitt, Jen Bray, Gary Carter and Anne E Stewart
Cameron Ward (1 vacancy)
Tessa Halliday, Dorothy Russell and Nicholas Ayres-Wearne
Coliban Ward (1 vacancy)
Brian Hood, Licia Kokocinski and Ethan Brown
Creswick Ward (2 vacancies)
Tim Drylie, Don Henderson and Stuart Jonas
Holcombe Ward (1 vacancy)
John Cottrell, Daniel McMillan, Bill McClenaghan and Juliet Simpson
Macedon Ranges Shire Council candidates are:
East Ward (3 vacancies)
Deborah Alford-Kerr, Geoff Neil, Bill West, Annette Death, Henry Bleeck and Natasha Gayfer
South Ward (3 vacancies)
Rob Guthrie, J. S. Amenta, Dominic Bonanno, Anne Moore, Adrian Gauci, Graham Hackett and Christine Walker
West Ward (3 vacancies)
Mark Ridgeway, Hayden Walsh, Jennifer Anderson, Janet Pearce, Wes Turner, Brian Wilson, Diana Abruzzi and Lenka Thompson