Ararat Rural City by-election to be conducted entirely by post

Ararat - A by-election will be held in February 2014, following the resignation of Ian Wilson from Ararat Rural City Council, with the by-election to be conducted entirely by post.

Residents of the Ararat Rural City Council who have recently turned 18, or who need to update their enrolment information, should fill out an enrolment form and return it to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) by mail, scanned email, fax, or in person no later than 4pm on Friday, December 20.

Enrolment forms are available on the VEC website atvec.vic.gov.au as well as any post office, Centrelink or Australian Electoral Commission office.

Alternatively, residents can enrol or update their address using the online application available at vec.vic.gov.au with no need for paper forms.

There are also special enrolment categories for occupiers who have no other voting entitlements in the municipality (for example shop tenants), company nominees and non-Australian citizens who pay rates and want to vote. For further details, please contact Ararat Rural City Council on (03) 5355 0203.

For more information on enrolment, or to check your State enrolment details, phone the VEC on 131 832.

People can also check their enrolment details during business hours from Monday, December 16 to 4pm on Friday, December 20 2013 at: Ararat Rural City Council Offices, corner of Vincent and High Streets Ararat; Elmhurst Post Office, 66 High Street Elmhurst; Lake Bolac Information and Business Centre, 2110 Glenelg Highway Lake Bolac; Moyston Post Office, 1481 Ararat - Halls Gap Road Moyston; Pomonal General Store, 3408 Ararat - Halls Gap Road Pomonal; Willaura Post Office, 84 Main Street Willaura.

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