A total of three candidates have nominated in the Northern Grampians Shire Council, South West Ward by-election.
The by-election follows no-one nominating for the single member ward in the lead up to the 2020 Victorian Local Government Elections, voting for which closed last Friday.
The candidates, in ballot paper order, are:
Candidate statements and responses to a questionnaire about their background and qualifications, will be available online at vec.vic.gov.au from Friday.
The by-election will be conducted entirely by post.
Voters who were correctly enrolled for South West Ward by 4 pm on Friday 28 August will receive a ballot pack, which they must complete and return as soon as possible using the reply-paid envelope.
Voters can also hand-deliver ballot material to the election office during business hours. The election office is located at Media Centre, Grandstand 1, Central Park 14-28 Main Street, Stawell.
Voting closes at 6pm on Friday 27 November. Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately advised voters to vote well ahead of the closing time.
'You need to post or hand-deliver your completed ballot papers by the deadline to make your vote count,' Mr Gately said.
'Local mail clearance times may be earlier than the close of voting, so don't leave it to the last minute.'
Further information on the Northern Grampians Shire Council by-election is available online at vec.vic.gov.au/voting/current-elections/northern-grampians-south-west-ward-by-election.
Councillors representing the shire's three other wards were elected unopposed, and officially sworn into their roles on Wednesday.
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