Wednesday 15 November, 2017
For immediate release

New councillor for Wellington Shire Council

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 1.00 pm today.

The Deputy Returning Officer, Charmaine Morel , declared the result after a countback of votes from the general election held in October 2016.

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 resignation of Councillor Keith Mills.

Media enquiries:

Christine Gounder
Senior Communication Officer
Victorian Electoral Commission
Email: christine.gounder@vec.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 8620 1196
Level 11, 530 Collins St, Melbourne 3000