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Council elections

Every 4 years, Knox residents and ratepayers vote to elect Councillors to represent our community.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is responsible for managing local Council elections.

The last Council elections were held in October 2020. The VEC website has detailed election results for Knox.

The next Council elections will be held in October 2024.

For information about Federal and State elections, visit:

Failure to vote

Voting in the Council election is compulsory for all Knox residents who are:

  • aged 18 years or older
  • an Australian citizen
  • have lived in Victoria for at least one month
  • are enrolled on the State roll for an address in the Knox Council area.

The VEC is responsible for enforcing compulsory voting at local government elections.

Check your enrolment details and find more information on fines and reviews on the VEC website.

Election Period Policy

Council’s Election Period Policy ensures that the Knox City Council general elections are conducted in a manner that is fair, ethical and equitable.

The Policy is included within our Governance Rules, under section 69 of the Local Government Act 2020.

Permits for election signs and materials on Council land

You must apply for a permit to display an election sign or distribute election material on Council land.

Applications are only considered after an election has been announced.

Apply for an election sign permit

Apply for permit to distribute election materials

Election signs on Council land must follow the election sign rules and a fee may apply. You will also need $20 million public liability insurance noting Knox City Council as an interested party.

Election signs on private property

One political sign of up to five square metres in area can be displayed on a private property for up to three months. Signs can remain no longer than 14 days after an election.

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