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Call for candidates for upcoming election

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Nominations to stand as a candidate for the 2016 Warrnambool City Council election open on Thursday 15 September.

“I encourage anyone interested in representing their local community to nominate,” said Returning Officer Kevin Waterhouse.

“Prospective candidates should prepare now so they are ready to lodge their nomination in person during the short nomination period.”

Nomination forms must be lodged in person, together with the $250 nomination fee, with the Returning Officer during business hours from Thursday 15 September until 12 noon Tuesday 20 September at the election office: 171A Liebig Street, Warrnambool. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

To prepare, prospective candidates can call the Returning Officer from Wednesday 14 September on 1300 593 485 to make a nomination appointment. They can also pre-fill their nomination form online using the VEC’s Candidate Helper at

Prospective candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend a candidate information session. An information session will be held:

When: 7.00 pm Monday 12 September

Where: Reception Room, Warrnambool Civic Centre, 25 Liebig Street, Warrnambool

Candidate Information Kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information will be available at the session.

Further information on nominating as a candidate is available at


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