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Share your voice. Shape the Peninsula. Stand for council

As a councillor, you can make a real difference to the Mornington Peninsula. If you are passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference and to represent the interests of your community.

Elections are held every four years in Victoria. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has 11 councillors elected across six wards. As a councillor, you’ll be responsible for representing the local community and participating in the decision-making and strategic direction of council, including:

• Setting strategic direction, priorities and policies;

• Engaging with constituents on their values and needs; and,

• Debating community issues and monitoring performance to make sure the important issues are tackled.

Take the next step – become a local councillor. Nominations for council elections open on September 17 and must be lodged in person with the election manager appointed by the Victorian Election Commission by midnight on September 22. The election will take place on October 24.

If you’re considering running for council elections, you must complete mandatory training, be an Australian citizen and be enrolled to vote in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council municipality.

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