For immediate release
Vacancy within Maribyrnong City Council
A countback procedure to fill an extraordinary vacancy in Stony Creek Ward within Maribyrnong City Council will take place at 10.00 am on Monday 21 January 2019, following the election to Victorian Parliament of Councillor Catherine Cumming.
The countback will take place in the Reception Room, Maribyrnong City Council, corner of Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray.
The vacancy will be filled by a countback of the vacating councillor’s votes from the 2016 Maribyrnong 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 Mario Chindamo 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:Marie Guerin
Senior Media & Communication Advisor
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1363
Mobile: 0419 366 889