Vacancy on Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Monday 16 October 2023

For immediate release


A countback to fill an extraordinary vacancy on Macedon Ranges Shire Council for South Ward will be held online at 10 am on Monday 13 November. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Councillor Anne Moore.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will hold a countback of all formal votes from the 2020 Macedon Ranges Shire Council, South Ward election to fill the vacancy. Votes will be redistributed to candidates who were unsuccessful in 2020 but are still eligible to be elected.

The countback is based on the proportional representation method of counting, which means candidates must achieve a proportion of votes known as a quota.

‘The candidate who gets the quota will be elected. If no candidate reaches the quota, the candidate with the highest number of countback votes will be elected,’ Election Manager Kathy Georgiou said.

A link to join the countback will be available from 9:30 am on Monday 13 November at vec.vic.gov.au

Candidates and other interested parties can watch the countback.

The result will be published online at vec.vic.gov.au