Congratulations to Michael Murdock who has been provisionally elected as the new Councillor for Yorke Peninsula Council Gum Flat Ward. We are looking forward to welcoming Michael to the Yorke Peninsula Council team.
Detailed results available at: https://bit.ly/3bFyzG5
A supplementary election will be held to fill a vacancy in Gum Flat Ward due to the passing Cr Jeff Cook.
The successful candidate’s term is expected to commence October 2020 and expire at the next election in November 2022.
At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 6 August 2020 the following people were accepted as candidates and are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot paper.
Councillor for Gum Flat Ward – 1 Vacancy
- GUNNING, Richard
- CLERKE, Trevor Noel
- BROWN, Stephen Keith
- HIGGINS, Brian
- LAMBERT, Vivienne
- HEADON, Alan John
- MURDOCK, Michael John
The election will be conducted by post. Ballot papers and pre-paid envelopes for each voting entitlement will be posted between Tuesday 18 August 2020 and Monday 24 August 2020 to every person, or designated person of a body corporate or group listed on the voters roll at roll close on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Voting is voluntary.
A person who has not received voting material by Monday 24 August 2020 and believes they are entitled to vote should contact the Deputy Returning Officer on 1300 655 232. Completed voting material must be returned to reach the Returning Officer no later than 12 noon on Monday 7 September 2020.
A ballot box will be provided at the Council Offices located at 8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, 18 Main Street, Minlaton and 15 Edithburgh Road, Yorketown for electors wishing to hand deliver their completed voting material during office hours.
Vote Counting Location
The scrutiny and counting of votes will take place at Electoral Commission SA, Level 6, 60 Light Square, Adelaide as soon as practicable Wednesday 9 September 2020. A provisional declaration will be made at the conclusion of the election count.
Campaign Donations Return
All candidates must forward a Campaign Donations Return to the Council Chief Executive Officer within 30 days after the conclusion of the election.
The Local Government Association of South Australia also has a variety of resources available.
For more information visit
www.ecsa.sa.gov.au or call 1300 655 232
www.lga.sa.gov.au or call 8224 2000
or call 8372 8888