For immediate release
Vacancy within Maroondah City Council
A countback procedure to fill an extraordinary vacancy in Wyreena Ward within Maroondah City Council will take place at 11.00 am on Monday 16 July, following the resignation of Councillor Michael Macdonald.
The countback will take place at the Council Chambers, City Offices, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood.
The vacancy will be filled by a countback of the vacating councillor’s votes from the 2016 Maroondah City Council election (instead of voters voting in a by-election).
‘The vacating councillor’s votes will be distributed to the remaining eligible unsuccessful candidates from the 2016 election, according to voters’ preferences. The candidate who gains more than 50% of the countback votes will be elected,’ Returning Officer Katrina Collins said.
Scrutineers and interested parties may attend and observe the countback.
The result will be published online at vec.vic.gov.au and also in local newspapers.
Media enquiries:Mike Lagastes
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540