2020 VFF Elections

Welcome to the 2020 VFF Election Hub, your comprehensive online guide to the election process and how you can help shape the future of the VFF and agriculture in Victoria.

This page contains information on the election process, contested position candidate profiles,  who’s eligible to vote, key dates, important formal information and frequently asked questions.

CONTESTED POSITION CANDIDATE PROFILES

Click on each candidate’s name to learn more:

VFF President:

  1. Leonard Vallance
  2. Emma Germano

VFF Vice President:

  1. Danyel Cucinotta
  2. Robert Campbell

UDV Region 10- Wannon:

  1. Bruce Knowles
  2. Brian Schuler

Water Council – South West:

  1. Robert Campbell
  2. Peter Delahunty

Water Council – Central:

  1. Kain Richardson
  2. Kenneth Pattison

Water Council – North West:

  1. Garner Smith
  2. Christopher Wallace Smith

Please note, elections will no longer be held for the positions of VFF Livestock Group Additional Councillor and Water Council - Sunraysia due to the withdrawal of a candidate. All other elected positions were uncontested.

VOTING
Click here to access the voting page.

THE PROCESS
The 2020 VFF Elections will be conducted by Link Market Services. Link will send a separate email before the ballots open to all members and their nominee (post for those who do not have a registered email address) with details of how to log onto Link’s website in order to cast your vote(s). There will be an option provided to request postal ballot papers.

MEMBERSHIP
Only financial members will be eligible to vote to enable provision of the member role to Link Market Services. Please ensure that all membership contact details are up to date and that membership fees have been paid. 

The contact details for Financial Members will be used to enable members to participate in the election process.

Please note that as per the VFF Constitution only two (2) nominees can vote per membership, nominees one (1) and two (2).

TIMELINE

  • Elections Open- Monday 9 November 2020
  • Final day for request of postal ballot – 20 November 2020
  • Close of membership roll – 30 November 2020
  • Elections Close- COB Tuesday 8 December 2020
  • Election Results Announced- Thursday 10 December 2020


CODE OF CONDUCT

Click here to view the VFF Elected Member Code of Conduct.

CANDIDATE ELECTION GUIDE

Click here to view the Candidate Election Guide
Click here download the Candidate bio template

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I vote in the VFF Elections?

All financial members of a VFF Commodity Group can vote in their respective VFF elections including VFF President, VFF Vice President, their respective Commodity region or group and their Water Council region.

Associate Members, Young Members and Student Members are not eligible to vote in VFF elections.

I am the third nominee on a VFF membership, can I vote in the election?

The VFF Constitution provides only two (2) nominees per membership voting rights, nominees one (1) and two (2).