Council Elections

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Local Government elections are held every four years and the Horsham Rural City Council general election will take place in October 2020.  The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) run a postal election on behalf of Horsham Rural City Council.  Ballot papers will be mailed out during the period 6 to 8 October 2019.  Voting closes at 6pm on 23 October 2019.

Seven Councillors will be elected to represent the municipality.

Council's Election Period Policy 2019 is a requirement of Section 93B of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘the Act’) and has been developed to ensure that Horsham Rural City Council’s local general elections to be held in October 2020, and subsequent elections, are conducted in a manner that is ethical, fair and equitable and are publicly perceived as such. Horsham Rural City Council Election Period Policy(PDF, 560KB).

For more information on voting, voting entitlements, timelines and enrollment information visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

The following external links are a valuable resource for prospective candidates and voters:

 Prospective Candidates 

Council will be hosting a Pre-Candidate information evening on Thursday 28 May at 5 pm run by the VLGA.  Further details to follow.

The MAV Citizen to Councillor Guide(PDF, 973KB) has some useful information for prospective candidates. Copies are also available at Council Reception. 

Prospective candidates are encouraged to attend a Council meeting.  Horsham Rural City Council Meeting Dates 2020.pdf(PDF, 517KB)

If you have any questions, please contact Kerrie Bell, Manager Governance and Information via email


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