Due to the passing of a member of the Council, a supplementary election was necessary to fill the vacancy of Councillor for Somerton Ward.
To check if an address is in Somerton Ward refer to the following map, or you can enter the address in the LGA’s Find My Council lookup tool.
|Roll close||5 pm Tuesday 31 August 2021|
|Opening of nominations||Thursday 23 September 2021|
|Nominations close||12 noon, Thursday 7 October 2021|
|Dispatch of ballot material to electors||Tuesday 26 October 2021 to Monday 1 November 2021|
|Close of voting (Polling Day)||12 noon, Monday 15 November 2021|
|Scrutiny and count||9 am, Tuesday 16 November 2021|
At the close of nominations at 12 noon, Thursday 7 October 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.
|Envelopes rejected at preliminary scrutiny||43|
|Envelopes rejected at count||2|
|Voter participation||1780 (24.69%) of the total enrolment)|
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 preference votes||Percentage|
|DE RITTER, Mark||371||21.38%|
Distribution of preferences
After the distribution of preferences Janet FLETCHER obtained quota and was elected.
To view the distribution of votes refer to the City of Holdfast Bay - Somerton Ward - 15 November 2021 (285 KB) .