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Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council

Election summary

Due to the resignation of a member of the Council, a supplementary election was held in March 2021 to fill the vacancy for Area Councillor for Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council.

Four candidates competed in the election and on Tuesday 2 March 2021 Mr David Willson was declared provisionally elected. 

Detailed election results and other information about the election can be found below. 

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Timetable
Ballot paper draw
Candidates
Daily Returns
Count Summary
First preference votes
Distribution of preferences

Timetable
Roll close 5pm, Monday 30 November 2020
Opening of nominations Thursday 14 January 2021
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 28 January 2021
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 9 February 2021 to Monday 15 February 2021
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 1 March 2021
Scrutiny and count 1pm, Tuesday 2 March 2021  
Ballot Paper Draw
The draw for ballot paper order for the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council was live streamed on 4pm Thursday 28 January 2021.
A recording of the ballot paper draw is available on YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM RECORDING
Candidates
At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 28 January 2021, a total of four nominations were received and accepted for the supplementary election. In accordance with the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, a draw was held after the close of nominations to determine the order in which names of candidates would appear on the ballot paper and the result of the draw was as follows:
 Profiles of each of these candidates are available by clicking their names above.
Daily Returns
Clare Gilbert Valley26
Count Summary
Enrolled voters:  6714
Envelopes returned:  2513
Envelopes accepted:  2469
Envelopes  rejected:  44
Ballot papers not returned in envelope:  2
Voter participation: 2513  (37.43% of the total enrolment)
Formal votes:  2460
Informal votes:  7
Quota:  1231
First preference votes
Below are the first preference votes received by the candidates in the order they appeared on the ballot paper. Percentages have been rounded to two decimal places.
Candidate First pref. votes Percentage 
VANDEPEER, Bill 693  28.17%
CUNNINGHAM, Susan 449 18.25%
WILLSON, David Owen 1005 40.85%
PERRY, Owen 313 12.72%
Distribution of preferences
After the distribution of preferences David Willson obtained 1211 votes and was provisionally elected, under quota.
To view the distribution of votes refer to the Results (80 Kb XLS ).
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