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Election Period (Caretaker) Policy 2020

In the lead up Local Government elections the Victorian Local Government sector adopts an election period mode (or caretaker mode) to avoid actions and decisions that may be interpreted as influencing voters or binding an incoming Council.

Specific provisions have been incorporated into the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) that prohibit Council making major policy decisions or publishing or distributing electoral matter during the election period.

Maroondah City Council is committed to the principle of fair and democratic elections and adopted the Election Period (Caretaker) Policy 2020 at the Council Meeting held on Monday 17 February, 2020.

The Election Period (Caretaker) Policy is under review following the gazetting of the Local Government Act 2020 on March 24, 2020. 

Election Period (Caretaker) Policy 2020

Election Period (Caretaker) Policy 2020  (pdf, 517KB)

Election Period (Caretaker) Policy 2020  (docx, 280KB)

27/05/2020
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