Information session held for candidates

ARARAT - A candidate information session was held on Tuesday night for prospective candidates in next February's Ararat Rural City Council by-election.

Candidate information kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information was made available at the information session.

A by-election will be held on Saturday, February 15 following the resignation of Ian Wilson from council in November.

Nominations open at the election office at the Vistor Information Centre on January 9 and close at midday January 14.

The by-election will be held entirely by post with the mail out of ballot packs taking place between January 28 and 30.

All ballot packs must be returned by 6pm Friday, February 14 with election day scheduled for Saturday, February 15.

Residents of Ararat Rural City Council who have recently turned 18, or who need to update their enrolment information have until 4pm today to do so.

They can fill out an enrolment form and return it to the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) by mail, scanned email, fax, or in person.

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

Alternatively, residents can enrol or update their addresses using the online application available at negating the need for paper forms.

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

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