melbourne election dates 2012

City of Melbourne Elections – Key Dates

Community and Candidate Information Session, hosted by City of Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian Local Governance Association 22 August, 2012 commencing 6pm

Candidate Information Sessions conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission 17 September, commencing 7pm Exhibition

roll period Close of enrollment 19 September, commencing 12.30pm

Opening of the Returning Officer’s Office located on Ground Floor, Town Hall Administration Building, 120 Swanston Street, Melbourne 27 to 31 August, 4pm 31 August, 4pm

Certification of the Voters’ Roll 19 September

Candidate nominations open 20 September

Candidate nominations close 25 September, noon

Lodgement of Candidates’ Statements 1 October, noon

Indication of Preferences 1 October, noon

Close of Voting (Postal) 26 October, 6pm

Election Day 27 October

Extraction and counting of Ballots 27 and 28 October

Declaration of Results To be advised

Swearing in ceremony at Council meeting 1 November (tentatively scheduled)