The resignation of an area councillor caused a casual vacancy in the District Council of Tumby Bay.

Section 6A of the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 was applied to fill this vacancy.

The candidates who were not elected in the March 2023 supplementary election were asked to confirm their willingness and eligibility to be elected to this vacancy. As 2 candidates were determined willing and eligible to be elected to the vacancy, a recount of the votes cast at the supplementary election was conducted. 

First preference votes

First preference votes were distributed to the 2 eligible candidates, and ballot papers with no preference expressed for an eligible candidate were recorded as exhausted. Below are the first preference votes received by the candidates in the order they appeared on the ballot paper.

CandidateFirst preference votes
KOTZ, Christian434
GILES, Geoff405

Results declaration

Christian KOTZ was declared elected on Tuesday 25 July 2023.