Tuesday 2 December 2014

For immediate release

Counting continues throughout the State

As at 6.00 pm today, the declaration exchange for all districts and regions has been completed and all early, absent and provisional votes on hand are now within their home electorates for processing and counting.

The VEC is continuing to focus on three close Legislative Assembly seats. The margins indicated are based on two candidate preferred results:

  • Bentleigh (ALP currently in the lead by 298 votes)
  • Frankston (ALP currently in the lead by 60 votes)
  • Prahran (ALP currently in the lead by 14 votes)

Rechecks for most Lower House districts have commenced and will continue tomorrow.

Region recheck centres are moving through their rechecks for all Upper House ballot papers on hand. Those Upper House ballot papers marked below-the-line are being set aside for data entry after rechecking. Data entry will commence for some regions on the weekend.


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Media enquiries:

Mary Sammut
Communication Officer
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1190
Email: mary.sammut@vec.vic.gov.au