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Nomination forms and the online Candidate Helper are only available online during the nomination period of electoral events.
For more information please contact the VEC.
The scrutineer's role is to observe the issuing of ballot papers and the counting of votes on behalf of a candidate. Scrutineers are engaged by the candidate and their appointment must be made in writing through completion of a form. The form varies for council elections and State elections.
State election Scrutineer's Appointment Form (PDF 53kB)
People considering nominating for local council elections are strongly encouraged to thoroughly read the Candidate Handbook relevant to the election they are thinking of running in. The Candidate Handbooks explain the requirements and responsibilities of nominating for a local council election.
Please note that legislation is currently before Parliament that may alter some of the rules described in the Handbooks. The affected sections are highlighted within the publications.
The scrutineers' role is to observe the issuing of ballot papers, and the scrutiny and the counting of votes on behalf of a candidate. Further details regarding the role of the scrutineer can be found in the relevant Scrutineer Handbook.
These handbooks were prepared for the 2010 Victorian State election. They do not reflect legislative or procedural changes that have been made since their publication and they are provided for reference purposes only.
These handbooks also contain references to the VEC's previous address. Please direct all enquiries to our new address.