Currently, only people who will be away from the municipality at the general or advanced voting times or those with an illness, injury or physical disability that affects their ability to vote are allowed to use mail-in ballots. More information on council elections can be found at the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). Local government general elections are held every four years in Victoria. We are well prepared for these elections. Mayne, the daughter of Stephen Mayne, founder of the Crikey independent news website, is standing in Schramm ward in Manningham and faces an uphill battle against a popular incumbent. “Local councils build the foundations of what we want to see at a higher level,” she says. Annabel Yates, a 19-year-old first-year science undergraduate at the University of Melbourne, is standing as an independent, and continuing a proud tradition of sticking it to the majors in Boroondara’s Studley Ward. Melbourne's 29 current council elections are shaping as some of the nastiest in memory, because the pandemic means they are being fought largely online. Glacier Community Media © Copyright 2013-, Anti-mask protesters banned from B.C. Follow us on Instagram. Our weekly newsletter will deliver expert analysis of the race to the White House from our US correspondent Matthew Knott. Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox. Fresh off a provincial election, Victoria residents will head back to the ballot box in December to fill a vacant seat on city council. It said a byelection might not be possible until early next year so as not to overlap with statutory holidays. She is the daughter of Oliver Yates, the former Liberal member and renewable energy executive, who ran as an independent for Kooyong against Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the 2019 federal election. A more favourable date would be in February or March of 2021, said Coates. A byelection was planned for earlier this year after Laurel Collins stepped down from council after being elected an Member of Parliament in October, but – like so many other events – had to be cancelled as the pandemic took hold. A local reporter asked young Baillieu whom he would vote for. Baillieu Jr, running as an independent, is not the only political offspring standing for council. October 17, 2020 — 5.52pm. READ ALSO: Victoria’s byelection could be postponed until next year. The council seat has been vacant since November 2019, when Laurel Collins resigned after winning the Victoria riding for the NDP in last year’s federal election. Yates, an environmentalist, says the power councils have to spark change is underestimated. Victoria city councillors have voted to hold a byelection on Dec. 12, 2020. Nine candidates were campaigning for the job before the provincial government cancelled the April 4 byelection in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo), City staff concerned with timeframe and planning needs prior to byelection. Four years ago, aspiring local councillor Robert Baillieu’s political epiphany occured when he went to lunch with some “conservative characters” as he describes them. Annabel Yates, daughter of Oliver, is standing as an independent candidate.Credit:Penny Stephens. Victoria city council is pushing for a December byelection despite concerns from staff around the time frame and planning. READ ALSO: Conservative asks Victoria MP if she ever ‘considered’ sex work in parliamentary debate. But very few are members of Generation Z, those born after 1996 who say diversity in all its guises is extremely important to them. The Australian Christian Lobby has endorsed candidates in Victoria's council elections based on their views of same-sex parenting, transgender rights and abortion. “But we don’t want to compromise public safety and if it costs $350,000 plus whatever we’ve already set aside for [personal protective equipment] and hand sanitizer and Plexiglas and this and that — that’s the cost of holding a safe election during a global health pandemic,” she said. Councillors agreed Thursday to hold a … The 2020 local council elections are scheduled for October and will be held by post. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We won that vote but the campaign to get action on climate change remains an uphill battle.”, Robert Baillieu, son of Ted, is standing in the coming council elections.Credit:Simon Schluter. The budget is more than double the $170,000 set aside for a byelection earlier this year before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. email@example.com.
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