Area Councillor (2 vacancies)
In September 2021 Electoral Commission SA conducted a supplementary election to fill two vacancies for Area Councillor for The Flinders Ranges Council. The election was required following the resignation of a member of the Council and existing vacancy.

At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 5 August 2021, a total of 3 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.

Roll close 5pm, Wednesday 30 June 2021
Opening of nominations Thursday, 22 July 2021
Nominations close

12 noon, Thursday 5 August 2021

Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 24 August 2021 to Monday 30 August 2021
Close of Voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 13 September 2021
Scrutiny and count

1pm, Wednesday 15 September 2021

Ballot Paper Draw

The draw for ballot paper order for The Flinders Ranges Council was live streamed from 4pm, Thursday 5 August 2021.

A recording of the ballot paper draw is available on YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM RECORDING

Daily Returns
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Count Summary
Enrolled voters 1172
Envelopes returned 474
Envelopes accepted


Envelopes  rejected 8
Ballot papers not returned in envelope 0
Voter participation 474 (40.44% of the total enrolment)
Formal votes


Informal votes 8
Quota 153
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.
CandidateFirst preference votesPercentage
BURKE, Maurie125 27.29%
CARPENTER, Ian190 41.48%
PARKINSON, Ashley J143 31.22%
Distribution of preferences

After the distribution of preferences Ian CARPENTER and Ashley J PARKINSON obtained quota and were elected.

To view the distribution of votes refer to the Flinders Ranges - 2 Area Councillors (FINAL) -15 Sept 2021 (XLS 69 KB)