Shellharbour City Council election: 3 September 2011

Results of the Election

General

Electors Enrolled on 25 July 2011: 44,920

Number of Polling Places: 17

Boundary map and polling places

How votes are counted:


Election of 7 Councillors

Number of Councillor Candidates: 52

Result

  • Marianne SALIBA was declared elected to position 1 on 7 September 2011
  • Kellie MARSH was declared elected to position 2 on 7 September 2011
  • John MURRAY was declared elected to position 3 on 7 September 2011
  • David BOYLE was declared elected to position 4 on 7 September 2011
  • Paul RANKIN was declared elected to position 5 on 7 September 2011
  • Peter MORAN was declared elected to position 6 on 7 September 2011
  • Helen STEWART was declared elected to position 7 on 7 September 2011

The Councillor results are accessible through the 2 links below:

The First Preference Election Night and Declaration Vote results are presented in a PDF format report.

The final detailed results of the proportional count, and the candidates elected, are contained in a series of PDF format reports

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Initial Results PDF [21.5 Kb]

Detailed Count Results


Explanation of the files contained under Detailed Count Results:


01 - Candidate In Sequence of Election.pdf - This report provides list of candidates elected, the position they were elected to, and the count in which they were elected.

02 - First Preferences By Group.pdf - This report provides a summary view of the number and percentage of votes distributed to each group (including Candidate votes) after the first count.   The report also shows the proportion of the quota obtained by each Group.  The last group represents the total number of first preference votes obtained by all ungrouped candidates.
 
03 - First Preferences by Group and Candidate.pdf - This report provides a summary view of the number and percentage of votes distributed to each group and candidate after the first count.   The report also shows the proportion of the quota obtained by each Group and each Candidate.
 
04 - Enrolment And Voting By Aggregated Vote Type Report.pdf - This report provides the total number of people enrolled for the election and the total number of votes cast by aggregated vote type such as Ordinary, Pre-Poll etc with number of formal and informal votes.
 
05 - First Preference Group And Candidate By Vote Type.pdf - This report provides the number of votes obtained by each Group and Candidate for each of the Vote Types. The report also shows the proportion of the quota obtained by each Group and each Candidate.

06 - First Preference Group Total by Aggregated Vote Type.pdf - This report provides the number of votes obtained by each Group (including Candidate votes) for each of the Vote Types. The report also shows the proportion of the quota obtained by each Group.  The last group represents the total number of first preference votes obtained by all ungrouped candidates.
 
07 - Party or Group and Candidates Result Report.pdf - This report provides all the candidates within their respective Groups, indicating which candidates that have been elected and which have been excluded as well as the count in which they were elected.
 
08 - First Preference Votes by Polling Place.pdf - This report provides the total number of first preference votes and the percentage of votes that each Group and each Candidate within the Group has received for a Polling Place. This report also provides the summary of the number of formal and informal votes and the total number of votes received at the polling place.

09 - Quota.pdf - This report provides the total number of votes for each group after the first count and the quota obtained by the Group.  

10 – Cnt 01 Results Report - This report provides the summary of the results of the election count process at the end of first count. 
 
10 – Cnt NN Progressive Total Report - Elected Candidate Preferences - This report provides a full reconciliation of all ballot papers transferred between candidates at the current count (NN).  It shows the Progressive Total Brought Forward for each candidate and their new Progressive Total.

10 – Cnt NN Results Report - This report provides the summary of the results of the election count process at the end of current count (NN). 

 

Guide to: INITIAL RESULTS

The Initial Results figures will show the result of counts conducted at each Polling Place on election night and also the initial count of Declaration votes.

After voting closes at 6.00 pm on Saturday, the staff at each polling place will open the ballot boxes and count the votes recorded for each candidate. Only the first preference vote for each candidate, ie the number 1, is counted.

Registered Scrutineers appointed by each candidate are welcome to attend and observe in the polling place.

First polling place results are not expected before 6.30 pm. Results from all Polling Places should be available by 11.00 pm.

Not all people voted at a polling place on Election Day. Many cast a Declaration vote, usually either Postal or Prepoll.

These votes need to be counted and included, and are shown in this table as separate categories. which will be shown progressively from Saturday night to Tuesday morning. (Postal Votes can be accepted up to Monday evening after election day)

The Returning Officer will ensure all the ballot papers are checked to ensure the accuracy of the result as part of the distribution of preference procedure.

Registered Scrutineers appointed by each candidate are welcome to attend and observe counting at the Returning Officer's office.


Guide to: PROPORTIONAL COUNT

The Proportional Count (or Distribution of Preferences) is conducted to determine who are to be elected.

The rules for the count and the way it is to be conducted is set out in Schedule 5 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005.

A candidate is elected when they have gained the required number of votes for election. This required number is called the Quota.

Any votes they receive above this figure are distributed to other candidates.

If sufficient candidates do not achieve quota on first preferences, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is excluded, and their votes transferred to other candidates based on the preference markings on the ballot paper.

This process is repeated until the required number of candidates are elected.

It is sometimes the case that only sufficient candidates remain in the count to fill the remaining number of positions. These candidates are then elected despite not having achieved quota.

Scrutineers appointed by each candidate are welcome to attend and observe at the Returning Officer's office.

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