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New councillor for Ararat Rural City Council
Bill Braithwaite has been elected as a councillor within Ararat Rural City Council, after the Victorian Electoral Commission conducted a countback of votes at 10.30 am yesterday.
The Returning Officer, Phillippa Heskett, 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 Paul Hooper.
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