Next coun­cil­lor elect de­ter­mined to­day

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

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.

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