Council to host more Candidate and Voter Information Sessions in the lead up to the 2024 elections

Greater Shepparton City Council will host two more Candidate and Voter Information Sessions in the lead up to the 2024 Local Government elections on Saturday 26 October, following the recent success of the Mooroopna and Tatura sessions.

In Summary

  • Council will host two more Candidate and Voter Information Sessions ahead of the 2024 Local Government elections on 26 October 2024.
  • A Women Candidate Information Session will be held on 25 July 2024, at the Shepparton Art Museum, featuring guest speaker Kim O’Keeffe MP.
  • A general Candidate and Voter Information Session will be held on 26 August 2024, at the Council Boardroom in Shepparton, covering Councillor roles and new ward structures.
  • The Victorian Electoral Commission will also host a Candidate Information Session on 5 September 2024, at the VEC Election Office in Shepparton.

The next session will be a Women Candidate Information Session on Thursday 25 July 2024 from 12.30pm at the Shepparton Art Museum, which encourages attendance from women considering standing for Council. The presentation will provide a general overview of the role of a Councillor, in addition to exploring perceived barriers and the flexibility available to support all Councillors. While women are encouraged to attend, everyone is welcome.

Attendees will hear from guest speaker, Member for Shepparton and former Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor and Councillor, Kim O’Keeffe MP. A light lunch will also be provided.

Council will also be hosting a Candidate and Voter Information Session on Monday 26 August 2024 from 5.30pm at the Council Boardroom in Shepparton. This session will give attendees great insight into what being a Councillor might look like, including time commitments, responsibilities and general requirements under the Local Government Act 2020. The session will also provide information to voters on the new ward structure for Greater Shepparton and what residents need to know ahead of the election.

Registrations for both Council-run sessions are encouraged, however walk-ins on the day are welcome.

In addition to these sessions, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will be hosting a Candidate Information Session in Shepparton on Thursday 5 September 2024 from 6.30pm at the VEC Election Office, located at the Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre. Candidates in the upcoming election are encouraged to attend this session to receive important information.

Details of each information session is included below, along with registration links.

Details of each information session is included below, along with registration links.

Women Candidate Information Session

  • Thursday 25 July 2024
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Multifunction Room, Level 4
  • Light lunch to be provided

REGISTER HERE

Shepparton Candidate and Voter Information Session

  • Monday 26 August 2024
  • 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Council Boardroom, Greater Shepparton City Council, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton

REGISTER HERE

VEC Information Session

  • Thursday 5 September 2024
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm
  • VEC Election Office, 132 Welsford Street, Shepparton

Find out more about the new electoral structure and ward boundaries for Greater Shepparton here

Find out more about the upcoming information sessions here

Find out more about the upcoming elections here

 

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