2012 Council Elections
The Hume City Council 2012 election was conducted in October 2012 by the Victorian Electoral Commission and was entirely by postal ballot.
The successful candidates are:
Meadow Valley Ward
Jacksons Creek Ward
Steve (Jack) Medcraft
See the results for Hume City Council Elections 2012
Media release – Eleven community members elected to Hume City Council
Failure to Vote
The Victorian Electoral Commission has issued 15,238 Apparent Failure to Vote Notices to persons who were required to vote at the October 2012 Hume City Council General Election, but were not recorded as having voted at those elections.
The notice requires persons who appear not to have voted to provide an explanation for why they failed to vote. They may also contest that they did, in fact, vote at the elections if they believe that are incorrectly recorded as not having voted. The apparent failure to vote notice is not an infringement notice and does not attract a fine.
A detailed explanation of why a person failed to vote must be added to the form on the back of the failure to vote notice. The completed form must then be returned to the Victorian Electoral Commission within 28 days of the date of the notice.
If the explanation is considered sufficient, no further action will be taken. If the reason is not considered sufficient or no response is received, an infringement notice may be issued to the person.
All enquiries regarding the Apparent Failure to Vote Notices are to be redirected to the Victorian Electoral Commission’s compulsory voting enquiry line on 1300 551 575 or visiting the website Victorian Electoral Commission.