Posted 30/10/16 Updated 2/11/16
2016 Macedon Ranges Shire Council Election:
Results, Vote Distribution & Statistics
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CHANGE IS HERE some fresh faces - and fresh air - at last! The bad news is Roger Jukes is re-elected.
Official Election Results : Macedon Ranges Shire, 2016
in order of election
pdf of MRRA Results Summary All Wards
Note: As no candidate achieved a quota on primary votes, all 3 vacancies were filled by distribution of preferences.
East Ward | South Ward | West Ward |
West, Bill | Mees, Mandi | Anderson, Jennifer |
Bleeck, Henry | Twaits, Andrew | Pearce, Janet |
Gayfer, Natasha | Radnedge, Helen | Jukes, Roger |
6 new councillors
5 women
4 men
Letchford, Hackett, Ellis: GONE, but unhappily Roger Jukes re-elected.
MRRA Summary of Vote Distribution and Counting
Information is sourced from VEC 2016 and 2012 election result distribution sheets
Note: As no candidate achieved a quota on primary votes, all 9 vacancies were filled by distribution of preferences.
Formal Ballot Papers: 8,661 [7,747 in 2012]
Informal Ballot Papers: 459 (5%) [260 / 3.25% in 2012]
Total Ballot Papers: 9,120 [8,007 in 2012]
Enrolment: 11,683 [10,887 in 2012]
Voter Turnout: 9,120 (78.06% of the total enrolment) [8,007 (73.55% of the total enrolment) in 2012]
Quota: 2,166 (the number of votes needed to be elected) [1,937 in 2012]
East ward: Primary (First Preference) Votes
Candidate | Primary Vote | % |
West | 1,563 | 18.05% |
Gayfer | 1,156 | 13.35% |
Bleeck | 1,113 | 12.85% |
Rowan | 1,007 | 11.63% |
Roberts | 829 | 9.57% |
Neil | 757 | 8.74% |
Hackett | 715 | 8.26% |
Ellis | 668 | 7.71% |
Parolin | 292 | 3.37% |
Alford-Kerr | 281 | 3.24% |
Bick | 280 | 3.23% |
East ward: MRRA Summary of how primary votes and preferences were distributed (see also VEC official Excel distribution)
As no candidate achieved a quota, Bick (280 votes) was eliminated.
His 280 primary votes mainly went to West (72 / 25.7%), Bleeck (36 / 12.9%), Rowan (33 / 11.8%), and Hackett (32 / 11.4%).
This distribution moved Alford-Kerr ahead of Parolin.
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Parolin (301); Alford-Kerr (309); Ellis (688); Hackett (747); Neil (775); Roberts (850); Rowan (1040); Bleeck (1149); Gayfer (1167); West (1635).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Parolin (301 votes) was eliminated.
His 292 primary votes mainly went to Neil (51 / 17.5%), West (50 / 17.1%), Rowan (39 / 13.4%) and Bleeck (37 / 12.7%).
The additional 9 preferences Parolin had received from previously eliminated candidates went mainly to Neil (6 / 89%).
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Alford-Kerr (335); Ellis (710); Hackett (768); Neil (832); Roberts (866); Rowan (1080); Bleeck (1186); Gayfer (1199); West (1685).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Alford-Kerr (335 votes) was eliminated.
Her 281 primary votes mainly went to Gayfer (69 / 24.6%), West (56 / 19.9%), and Rowan (48 / 17.1%).
The additional 54 preferences Alford-Kerr had received from previously eliminated candidates went mainly to Hackett (12 / 22.2%), Rowan (11 / 20.4%) and Ellis (10 / 18.5%).
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Ellis (741); Hackett (804); Neil (855); Roberts (887); Rowan (1139); Bleeck (1211); Gayfer (1277); West (1747).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Ellis (741 votes) was eliminated.
His 668 primary votes mainly went to Bleeck (163 / 24.4%), West (159 / 23.8%) and Hackett (104 / 15.6%).
The additional 73 preferences Ellis had received from previously eliminated candidates went mainly to Rowan (14 / 19.2%), West (13 / 17.8%) and Gayfer and Hackett (both 11 / 15.1%).
This distribution moved Bleeck ahead of Gayfer.
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Hackett (919); Neil (922); Roberts (924); Rowan (1242); Gayfer (1352); Bleeck (1383); West (1919).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Hackett (919 votes) was eliminated.
His 715 primary votes mainly went to West (179 / 25%), Bleeck (156 / 21.8%), Rowan (112 / 15.7%) and Neil (97 / 13.6%).
The additional 204 votes Hackett had received from previously eliminated candidates went mainly to West (52 / 25.5%), Bleeck (46 / 22.5%) and Roberts (32 / 15.7%).
This distribution moved Neil ahead of Roberts.
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Roberts (1043); Neil (1045); Rowan (1376); Gayfer (1462); Bleeck (1585); West (2150).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Roberts (1,043 votes) was eliminated.
His 829 primary votes went to Gayfer (393 / 47.4%), Rowan (156 / 18.8%), West (140 / 16.9%), Neil 90 / 10.8%) and Bleeck (50 / 6.0%).
This distribution of Robert's votes ELECTED WEST (2,290 votes - 124 more than (surplus to) the quota).
This distribution moved Gayfer ahead of Bleeck.
The additional 214 votes Roberts had received from previously eliminated candidates went to Neil (72 / 33.6%), Gayfer (53 / 24.8%), Rowan (46 / 21.5%) and Bleeck (43 / 20.1%).
At this point, with WEST elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Neil (1207); Rowan (1578); Bleeck (1678); Gayfer (1908).
West's surplus (124 votes) was distributed, going to Bleeck (50 / 40.3%), Neil (29 / 23.4%), Gayfer (27 / 21.8%) and Rowan (17 / 13.7%).
At this point, with WEST elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Neil (1236); Rowan (1595); Bleeck (1728); Gayfer (1935).
As no other candidate achieved a quota, Neil (1,236 votes) was eliminated.
His 757 primary votes went to Bleeck (433 / 57.2%), Gayfer (177 / 23.4%) and Rowan (147 / 19.4%).
This distribution moved Bleeck (2161) ahead of Gayfer (2112).
The additional 450 votes Neil had received from previously eliminated candidates went to Bleeck (180 / 40%), Rowan (138 / 30.7%) and Gayfer (132 / 29.3%).
This distribution ELECTED BLEECK (2341 votes) and ELECTED GAYFER (2244 votes). Counting stopped.
The remaining candidate, Rowan, finished with 1880 votes (364 votes fewer than Gayfer).
Formal Ballot Papers: 9,461 [8,155 in 2012]
Informal Ballot Papers: 359 (3.7%) [484 / 5.6% in 2012]
Total Ballot Papers: 9,820 [8,639 in 2012]
Enrolment: 12,621 [11,490 in 2012]
Voter Turnout: 9,820 (77.81% of the total enrolment) [8,639 (75.19% of the total enrolment) in 2012]
Quota: 2,366 (the number of votes needed to be elected) [2,039 in 2012]
South ward: Primary (First Preference) Votes
Candidate | Primary Vote | % |
Mees | 2,254 | 23.82% |
Twaits | 1,780 | 18.10% |
Mowatt | 1,517 | 16.03% |
Radnedge | 1,454 | 15.37% |
Letchford | 965 | 10.20% |
Amenta | 757 | 8.00% |
Byron | 462 | 4.88% |
Hosking | 340 | 3.59% |
South ward: MRRA Summary of how primary votes and preferences were distributed (see also VEC official Excel distribution)
As no candidate achieved a quota, Hosking (340 votes) was eliminated.
His 340 primary votes mainly went to Mees (87 / 25.6%), Twaits and Radnedge (both 68 / 20.0%), and Byron (39 / 11.5%).
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Byron (501); Amenta (775); Letchford (1000); Radnedge (1522); Mowatt (1542); Twaits (1780); Mees (2341).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Byron (501 votes) was eliminated.
His 462 primary votes mainly went to Mees (173 / 37.4%), Mowatt (88 / 19.0%), Twaits (87 / 18.8%) and Radnedge (67 / 14.5%).
This distribution ELECTED MEES (2514 votes, 148 more than (surplus to) the quota).
The additional 39 preferences Byron had received from previously eliminated candidates went mainly to Twaits, Radnedge and Mowatt (10 / 25.6% each).
At this point, with MEES elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Amenta (800); Letchford (1031); Radnedge (1599); Mowatt (1640); Twaits (1877).
Mees' surplus (148 votes) was distributed, going to Radnedge (51 / 34.5%), Twaits (45 / 30.4%), Mowatt (22 / 14.9%) and Amenta (11 / 7.4%).
At this point, with MEES elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Amenta (811); Letchford (1048); Radnedge (1650); Mowatt (1662); Twaits (1922).
As no other candidate achieved a quota, Amenta (811 votes) was eliminated.
His 757 primary votes went to Letchford (221 / 29.2%), Twaits (213 / 28.1%), Radnedge (180 / 23.8%) and Mowatt (143 / 18.9%).
This distribution moved Radnedge (1830) ahead of Mowatt (1805).
The additional 43 preferences Amenta had received from previously eliminated candidates went to Twaits (17 / 39.5%), Mowatt (11 / 25.6%), Letchford (9 / 20.9%) and Radnedge (6 / 14.0%).
The additional 11 votes Amenta received from distribution of Mees' surplus went to Letchford, Twaits, Radnedge (3 votes / 27.3% each), and Mowatt (1 / 9.1%).
At this point, with MEES elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Letchford (1281); Mowatt (1817); Radnedge (1839); Twaits (2155).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Letchford (1,281 votes) was eliminated.
His 965 primary votes went to Twaits (365 / 37.8%), Mowatt (360 / 37.3%), and Radnedge (240 / 24.9%).
This distribution ELECTED TWAITS (2520 votes, 154 more than (surplus to) the quota).
This distribution moved Mowatt (2177) ahead of Radnedge (2079).
The additional 296 votes Letchford had received from previously eliminated candidates went to Radnedge (205 / 69.3%) and Mowatt (91 / 30.7%).
This distribution moved Radnedge (2284) ahead of Mowatt (2268).
The additional 20 votes etchford held from distribution of Mees' surplus went to Radnedge (12 / 60%) and Mowatt (7 / 35%).
At this point, with MEES and TWAITS elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Mowatt (2275); Radnedge (2296).
Twaits' surplus (154 votes) was distributed, going to Radnedge (86 / 55.8%), and Mowatt (67 / 43.5%).
This distribution ELECTED RADNEDGE (2382 votes). Counting stopped.
The remaining candidate, Mowatt, finished with 2342 votes (40 votes fewer than Radnedge).
Formal Ballot Papers: 9,098 [8,087 in 2012]
Informal Ballot Papers: 354 (3.7%) [228 / 2.74% in 2012]
Total Ballot Papers: 9,452 [8,315 in 2012]
Enrolment: 12,325 [11,335 in 2012]
Voter Turnout: 9,452 (76.69% of the total enrolment) [8315 (73.36% of the total enrolment) in 2012]
Quota: 2,275 (the number of votes needed to be elected) [2,022 in 2012]
West ward: Primary (First Preference) Votes
Candidate | Primary Vote | % |
Anderson | 1,977 | 21.73% |
Jukes | 1,549 | 17.03% @ |
Spielvogel | 1,401 | 15.40% |
Rutledge | 1,363 | 14.98% |
Pearce | 1,255 | 13.79% |
Torr | 732 | 8.05% |
Dodds | 503 | 5.53% |
Fisk | 318 | 3.50% |
@ Please note that a typo was found as follows: Jukes 117.3%. This has been corrected to Jukes 17.03%.
West ward: MRRA Summary of how primary votes and preferences were distributed (see also VEC official Excel distribution)
As no candidate achieved a quota, Fisk (318 votes) was eliminated.
Her primary votes mainly went to Anderson (70 / 22.0%), Torr (58 / 18.2%), Pearce (46 / 14.5%) and Jukes (43 / 13.5%).
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Dodds (540); Torr (790); Pearce (1301); Rutledge (1399); Spielvogel (1429); Jukes (1592); Anderson (2047).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Dodds (540 votes) was eliminated.
His 503 primary votes mainly went to Pearce (226 / 45.0%), Anderson (89 / 17.7%), and Spielvogel (61 / 12.2%).
The additional 37 preferences Dodds had received from previously eliminated candidates went mainly to Pearce (16 / 43.2%) and Anderson (11 / 29.7%).
This distribution moved Pearce ahead of Rutledge and Spielvogel.
At this point, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Torr (841); Rutledge (1455); Spielvogel (1491); Pearce (1543); Jukes (1628); Anderson (2140).
As no candidate achieved a quota, Torr (841 votes) was eliminated.
Her 732 primary votes went to Anderson (251 / 34.3%), Pearce (206 / 28.1%), Spielvogel (187 / 25.5%), Jukes (50 / 6.8%) and Rutledge (38 / 5.2%).
This distribution ELECTED ANDERSON (2391 votes, 116 more than (surplus to) the quota).
The additional 109 preferences Torr had received from previously eliminated candidates went to Pearce (61 / 56.0%), Spielvogel (24 / 22.0%), Rutledge (16 / 14.7%) and Jukes (8 / 7.3%).
This distribution moved Spielvogel ahead of Jukes.
At this point, with ANDERSON elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Rutledge (1509); Jukes (1686); Spielvogel (1702); Pearce (1810).
Anderson's surplus (116 votes) was distributed, going to Spielvogel (46 / 39.7%), Pearce (42 / 36.2%), Jukes (15 / 12.9%), and Rutledge (12 / 10.3%).
At this point, with ANDERSON elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Rutledge (1521); Jukes (1701); Spielvogel (1748); Pearce (1852).
As no other candidate achieved a quota, Rutledge (1,521 votes) was eliminated.
His 1,363 primary votes went to Jukes (561 / 41.1%), and Pearce and Spielvogel (401 / 29.4% each).
This distribution moved Jukes ahead of Pearce and Spielvogel.
At this point, with ANDERSON elected, continuing candidates (votes held) were: Spielvogel (2149); Pearce (2253); Jukes (2262).
The additional 146 votes Rutledge had received from previously eliminated candidates went to Spielvogel (58 / 39.7%), Pearce (51 / 34.9%), and Jukes (37 / 25.3%).
This distribution ELECTED PEARCE (2304 votes) and ELECTED JUKES (2299). Counting stopped.
The remaining candidate, Spielvogel, finished with 2207 votes (92 votes fewer than Jukes).
Statistics: Changes Between 2012 and 2016
EAST WARD | SOUTH WARD | WEST WARD | ||||
2016 | 2012 | 2016 | 2012 | 2016 | 2012 | |
Formal Ballot Papers: | 8,661 | 7,747 | 9,461 | 8,155 | 9,098 | 8,087 |
Change 2012 - 2016 | +914 +11.8% |
+1,306 +16.0% |
+1,011 +12.5% |
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Informal Ballot Papers: | 459 (5%) |
260 (3.25%) |
359 (3.7%) |
484 (5.6%) |
354 (3.7%) |
228 (2.74%) |
Change 2012 - 2016 | +199 +76% |
-125 -25.8% |
+126 +55.8% |
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Total Ballot Papers: | 9,120 | 8,007 | 9,820 | 8,639 | 9,452 | 8,315 |
Change 2012 - 2016 | +1,113 +13.9% |
+1,181 +13.7% |
+1,137 +13.7% |
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Enrolment: | 11,683 | 10,887 | 12,621 | 11,490 | 12,325 | 11,335 |
Change 2012 - 2016 | +796 +7.3% +1.8% pa |
+1,131 +9.8% +2.46% pa |
+990 +8.7% +2.18% pa |
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Voter Turnout:
(% of the total enrolment) |
9,120 (78.06%) |
8,007 (73.55%) |
9,820 (77.81%) |
8,639 (75.19%) |
9,452 (76.69%) |
8315 (73.36%) |
Change 2012 - 2016 | +1,113 +4.51% |
+1,181 +2.62% |
+1,137 +3.3% |
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Quota: (the number of votes needed to be elected) | 2,166 | 1,937 | 2,366 | 2,039 | 2,275 | 2,022 |
Change 2012 - 2016 | +229 +11.8% |
+327 +16% |
+253 +12.5% |