The resignation of an area councillor caused a casual vacancy in the Adelaide Plains Council.

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

The candidates who were not elected in the November 2022 periodic election were asked to confirm their willingness and eligibility to be elected to this vacancy. As four candidates were determined willing and eligible to be elected to the vacancy, a recount of the votes cast at the periodic election was conducted. 

First preference votes

First preference votes were distributed to the four 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 votesElected or excludedVotes at election or exclusion
PARKER, Brian569 836
JONES, Stephen Edward403Excluded (1) 
Di TROIA, Carmine541 Elected892
LAWRENCE, Mel429Excluded (2) 

Results declaration

Due to achieving the higher number of votes, Carmine Di Troia was declared elected at 3.53pm on Wednesday 1 November 2023.


To view the distribution of votes refer to the Adelaide Plains Council - scrutiny sheet (PDF, 283KB) 

An exhausted vote is a type of preferential vote where all the ranked candidates have already been elected or eliminated. This means that the vote no longer counts towards any winning candidate. It is also known as an exhausted ballot.