Thursday 13 May 2021
For immediate release
Carmel Ripper has been elected as a councillor for Northern Ward within Wellington Shire Council, after the Victorian Electoral Commission conducted a countback of votes at 10.30 on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
The Election Manager, Charmaine Morel, today declared the result after a countback of votes from the general election held in October 2020.
Only those candidates who were unsuccessful at the general election and who were still eligible to be elected were included in the countback process.
The extraordinary vacancy arose due to the passing of Councillor Malcolm Hole.