Local Government Elections 2018

Candidates for the upcoming 2018 Local Government Elections have now been announced. Please note that candidate names are listed below in alphabetical order, but they will be rotated on ballot papers.

7 Councillors – 13 candidates

BANTICK, Tony - Bagdad
BATT, Edwin - Melton Mowbray
BISDEE, Tony - Melton Mowbray
CAMPBELL, Bob - Andover
DUDGEON, Karen - Andover
FISH, Donald Frank - Andover
GREEN, Alex - Campania
HAY, John - Kempton
LAUGHER, David - Oatlands
McDOUGALL, Rowena - Baden
MUXLOW, Jenni - Oatlands
NICHOLS, Annette - Pontville
WILLIAMS, Craig - Tea Tree


BISDEE, Tony - Melton Mowbray
CAMPBELL, Bob - Andover
GREEN, Alex - Campania
HAY, John - Kempton
McDOUGALL, Rowena - Baden


BATT, Edwin - Melton Mowbray
LAUGHER, David - Oatlands

Every elector will receive their own postal ballot pack at their enrolled postal address in the week commencing Monday, 8th October 2018. You will then have around 3 weeks to complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply-paid envelope prior to the close of polls at 10am on Tuesday, 30th October 2018.

Your postal ballot pack will contain ballot papers; a booklet containing candidate statements and voting instructions; a ballot paper envelope (this must be signed by the elector to ensure ballot security); and a reply-paid envelope for returning your ballot papers.

To have your vote counted electors must:- 

  • mark your preferences on each ballot paper;
  • place the completed ballot paper(s) in the ballot paper envelope (the envelope that has the elector’s name printed on it) and seal it;
  • sign the ballot paper envelope in the box next to the elector’s name;
  • place the ballot paper envelope in the reply paid envelope and seal it; and
  • put the reply paid envelope in the post (no stamp required) so that it reaches the returning officer before the close of polling on the 30th October.

When voting, please be aware that successful candidates for both Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as councillors to be able to accept the office of Mayor or Deputy Mayor. 

Make a difference and Vote this October

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Posted Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12.00pm

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