Four candidates for the Northern Grampians Shire Council Kara Kara ward by-election have been announced with voting to commence soon.
In order of appearance on the ballot paper, the nominated candidates are Eddy Ostarcevic, Timmy Heydon, Catriona Cecilia Thoolen and Terence Robertson.
In late November, former high-level businessman Terrence Robertson signalled his intention to join council and said his expertise in commercial advertising and information technology would be his strengths.
More information about the candidates including individual statements and responses to a questionnaire about their background and qualifications will be available online later this week.
The by-election will be conducted entirely by post with voters who were correctly enrolled by 4pm on Friday 18 December 2020 receiving a ballot pack in the mail, which they must complete and return as soon as possible using the reply-paid envelope provided.
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Election Manager Clarissa Hyland said voters should submit their responses in advance to avoid problems.
"You need to post or hand-deliver your completed ballot papers by the deadline to make your vote count," she said.
"Local mail clearance times may be earlier than the close of voting, so don't leave it to the last minute."
Ballot packs will be mailed from Tuesday 2 February and voters are able to hand-deliver their completed ballot papers to the election office located at Stawell's Central Park Media Centre on weekdays from Monday 15 February until Friday 19 February.
Voting closes at 6pm on Friday 19 February.
For more information about the by-election visit vec.vic.gov.au.
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