Next councillor elect determined today
A REPLACEMENT councillor for Ruth Amery, who passed away last month, will be announced today.
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will conduct a recount from 1pm in the council chambers at the Wangaratta Government Centre, corner of Ford and Ovens streets.
All unsuccessful City Ward candidates Ashlee Fitzpatrick, Julian Fidge, Greg Mirabella, George Dimopoulos, Russell Stone and Luke Davies have confirmed they would accept the position if they were selected via the recount process.
In a count back first preference votes for the vacating councillor are redistributed to unsuccessful councillors and votes that came to the councillor via preferences are also redistributed according to the voters’ preferences.
A candidate who receives more than 50 per cent of the votes is declared elected.