2017 Local Government Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

The local government ordinary election was held on 21 October 2017 with Councillors elected for a four year term. Four Councillor positions become vacant.

At its December 2016 meeting Council resolved (CMRef 81895) in accordance with Section 4.20(4) of the Local Government Act 1995 that the Electoral Commissioner be responsible for conducting the 2017 ordinary election via way of postal vote.

By making the Electoral Commissioner responsible for the election, Council can ensure that the election is conducted independently and with impartiality. Additionally, postal elections are generally more convenient for many electors and typically result in a higher rate of voter participation than in-person ballots.

Councillors represent the interests of the ratepayers and residents of the district and provide leadership and guidance to the community. They facilitate communication between the community and Shire, and participate in the Shire’s decision making process.

NOTICE OF RESULTS

The result of the Ordinary Election conducted as a postal vote on Saturday 21 October 2017 is as follows:

Ward

 

Position

Candidates

Votes

Term of Office

District

4

Councillors

PATRONI, Romolo

810

4 year term

 

 

 

BUTLER, Andrew Roy

600

4 year term

 

 

 

BOARDMAN, Ashley

242

 

 

 

 

FLOCKART, Julie

851

4 year term

 

 

 

BLAKERS, Caroline

334

 

 

 

 

WILLIS, Mal

730

4 year term

Julie Rae FLOCKART is elected as Councillor for the Shire of Merredin and will hold office until 16 October 2021.

Peter Romolo PATRONI is elected as Councillor for the Shire of Merredin and will hold office until 16 October 2021.

Malcolm David WILLIS is elected as Councillor for the Shire of Merredin and will hold office until 16 October 2021.

Andrew Roy BUTLER is elected as Councillor for the Shire of Merredin and will hold office until 16 October 2021.

Brenda HOBBS

RETURNING OFFICER

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