Local council elections will be held in Victoria by post in October 2020. The Victorian Electoral Commission has mailed ballot packs to enrolled voters between Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 October. There will be special sessions online for CALD – people of different languages to learn how to vote in Council Elections.
This October, we will have local council elections. If you are enrolled, you will receive a ballot pack in the mail to vote at home. You must return your completed ballot paper by 6.00 pm, Friday 23 October.
To Book a ZOOM session, go here
The Democracy Ambassador program is about social inclusion. People having a say at the election.
My job is to educate the community about how to vote correctly.
As a democracy ambassador I also work with disability groups, homeless groups and Aboriginal groups as well.
Before the election I want all the community leaders to be more active in the community and help them learn how to vote so the community voices can be heard.
In the information session I teach community about how to enrol, the three levels of government and how to vote correctly.
After the session I realised my community needs more people like me to come and speak to them.
You should book an information session with a Democracy Ambassador because it will help you to learn in a better way in your own language.
Democracy means to me: freedom.