2008 Local Govt Election Dates

A listing of key dates and links to nomination information can be found over the fold. AWOL Readers strike me as the kind of people who might be interested in knowing this sort of info… 😛

On the Victorian side of the Border:
Close of Rolls: 4pm, Friday, Oct 3.
Nominations Open: Thursday, Oct 23
Nominations Close: 4pm, Tuesday, Oct 28
Ballots Mailed Out: Tuesday, Nov 11
Final Receipt of Postal Ballots: 6pm, Friday, Nov 28

Nomination information not due until September due to possible changes in electoral law.

On the New South Wales Side:
Close of Rolls: 6pm, Monday, Aug 4
Nominations Open: Monday Aug 4
Nominations Close: Noon, Wednesday, Aug 13
Ballots Mailed Out: Monday Aug 18
Final Receipt of Postal Ballots: Monday Sept 15

Click here for nomination information.

I am also in the process of preparing an election guide, listing known candidates and known information.

Update: The first draft of my election guide can be found here.

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3 Responses to 2008 Local Govt Election Dates

  1. raydixon says:

    Any idea what the “changes in electoral law” might be Kieran? Another shift of the goal posts to keep local councils in tow I suppose. Let me guess, no candidate preferences allowed to be stated in the VEC handbook that comes out with the ballot papers?

  2. I don’t know. I did find this reference on the Department of Planning and Community Development website about the upcoming elections:

    A number of councils will have changes to their electoral structures for these elections, having undergone independent electoral representation reviews or subdivision reviews in 2007 and 2008. Changes may include altered internal ward boundaries and numbers, or increases or decreases in councillor numbers.

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