2016 Council Election

Local council elections are held every four years in October.

The 2016 Maribyrnong City Council Election was conducted by postal voting.

The election was conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), the statutory provider of election services for all council elections in Victoria. Lodgement of postal votes closed on Friday 21 October, 2016 at 6pm.

Failure-to-vote infringement notice reminders

Following the October 2016 Maribyrnong City Council General Election the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) issued apparent failure-to-vote notices in February to persons who were required to vote, but appeared not to have seeking reasons for not voting.

In March, infringement notices were issued by the VEC to those who did not respond to the apparent failure-to-vote notices or did not provide an adequate reason for not voting.

The VEC is currently sending penalty reminder notices to persons who have not paid the penalty imposed on the infringement notice for failing to vote.

All enquiries and payments of infringement notices must be made to the VEC by one of the payment methods explained on the infringement notice.  Council cannot accept payments and cannot respond to queries on behalf of the VEC.  All enquiries must be directed to the VEC by telephoning the VEC’s compulsory voting centre on 1300 551 575.

2016 Election result

The Victorian Electoral Commission declared the elected representatives of the 2016 City of Maribyrnong Council Elections on Monday 31 October, 2016.

The election results are as follows:

Stony Creek Ward: Catherine Cumming and Cuc Lam.

River Ward: Gina Huynh and Sarah Carter.

Yarraville Ward: Simon Crawford, Mia McGregor and Martin Zakharov.

The elected representatives were sworn in as Councillors on Tuesday 8 November, 2016 at Maribyrnong City Council, corner Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray at a Special Meeting of Council.

Useful local government resources

There was a range of useful resources for people who wanted to learn more about local government as a sector, and past council elections. Visit these websites if you would like more information:

Want more information?

If you have any questions about council elections, contact the VEC on 131 832 or visit the VEC's website.