The resignation of ward councillor Damian Wyld caused a casual vacancy in the City of Tea Tree Gully, Drumminor ward.

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 three candidates were determined willing and eligible to be elected to the vacancy, a recount of the votes cast at the periodic election was conducted from 9.30am on Tuesday at 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide. 

First preference votes

First preference votes were distributed to the three 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 excluded
PETRIE, Lyn1,373Elected 
ROBERTS, Kylie812 
LEUNG, Cyril504 

Results declaration

Due to achieving the higher number of votes, Lyn PETRIE was declared elected at 10:16am on Tuesday 28 November 2023.


To view the distribution of votes refer to the City of Tea Tree Gully – Drumminor Ward Councillor – 28 November 2023 recount scrutiny sheet (PDF 117KB)

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.