Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Victorian Council Elections

Some of Victoria go to the polls this Saturday, while the majority of the state postal vote. I have no idea why most councils use postal votes while some use traditional voting booths at school but that is how it is. The councils that have "attendance voting" are below.
Banyule, Brimbank, Greater Dandenong, Glen Eira, Hbsons Bay, Knox, Moreland, Port Phillip & Yarra. All the others use postal voting.

If you would like any further information feel free to leave a comment.


The most watched contest will be for Melbourne Lord Mayor. The candidate teams are as follows (Team names link to candidate statement provided to the Victorian Electoral Commission, Lord Mayor candidate names link to candidate, team or party website if available.)
p.s Yes, the Gary Morgan in this list is THE Gary Morgan of Roy Morgan Research fame.
(Note: The "C Melbourne Grow site won't work when clicking a link. To visit the site copy/paste the link into your address bar)
Team NameLord MayorDeputy Mayor
Active MelbourneRobert DoyleSusan Riley
C Melbourne GrowCatherine NgTerry Makings
Shifting the BurdenJoseph ToscanoMargaret Ely
Passion for MelbourneNick ColumbSue Calwell
The GreensAdam BandtKathleen Maltzham
Melbourne Supercity WorldRobert CrawfordMichael Kennedy
Residents EquityShelley RobertsAbdiaziz Farah
Team Melbourne Gary SingerJoanne Painter
Fowles A Fresh VisionWill FowlesDavid Wilson
McMullin-Wilson For Melbourne's FuturePeter McMullinTim Wilson
Our City - Your CouncilGary MorganMichele Anderson


I don't normally do this but having looked through the Candidate statements, if was voting I would vote for The Greens or Shifting the Burden. Let me know in the comments who feel is the best team for Melbourne.
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