Stephen Mayne wins a seat at Melbourne City Council’s table

At close of counting Saturday night (9:00PM): In a surprised turnaround maverick Stephen Mayne has managed to secure 6% of the primary vote. Stephen Mayne was expected to poll around 4% but the low voter turnout has boosted his vote.

As counting progressed Team Doyle fell to just below 39% giving Team Doyle one short of absolute control of the City Council.  Community based candidate Kevin Chamberlin failed to be elected, falling short by one percent behind Team Doyle’s Carl Jetter.   The last three positions going to David Nolte’s lead candidate ALP Carlton Branch president, Richard Foster, who was elected by “Stop the Rorts: Residents First” group preferences. The Greens and Stephen Mayne were elected following the distribution of Kevin Chamberlin’s votes leaving Team Doyle left holding what is referred to as the “Wasted Quota” using the Droop Quota system (Number of votes divided by (the number of positions plus one)+1)

With all primary votes allocated the following candidates are most likely to be elected to the City Council (C9 group)

Order Candidate Group
1  LOUEY, Kevin TEAM DOYLE
2  OKE, Cathy THE GREENS
3  ONG, Ken GARY SINGER – JOHN SO MELBOURNE LIVING
4  WATTS, Jackie MORGAN ELLIOTT- PROSPERITY FOR LIVEABILITY
5  WOOD, Arron TEAM DOYLE
6  PINDER-MORTIMER, Beverley TEAM DOYLE
7  FOSTER, Richard OUR MELBOURNE
8  MAYNE, Stephen STEPHEN MAYNE
9 LEPPERT, Rohan THE GREENS
10  JETTER, Carl TEAM DOYLE
11  CHAMBERLIN, Kevin SHANAHAN CHAMBERLIN FOR MELBOURNE

Primary Vote Tally as of 9:00PM Saturday October 27, 2012

Group Name ABL Ticket Votes Est. BTL Votes Total Primary % Formal Informal Total Votes Enrolled
OUR MELBOURNE            3,364              400       3,764 5.93%
STEPHEN MAYNE            3,131              591       3,722 5.87%
RESIDENTS FIRST:STOP THE RATES RIP-OFF!            1,687              219       1,906 3.00%
SHANAHAN CHAMBERLIN FOR MELBOURNE            3,223              366       3,589 5.66%
COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP            1,183                 73       1,256 1.98%
FORWARD TOGETHER                447                 73          520 0.82%
THE GREENS            8,912              884       9,796 15.44%
TEAM DOYLE          22,790           1,216    24,006 37.84%
MORGAN ELLIOTT- PROSPERITY FOR LIVEABILITY            5,569              917       6,486 10.22%
GARY SINGER – JOHN SO MELBOURNE LIVING            7,514              473       7,987 12.59%
Ungrouped              416          416 0.66%
sum          57,820           5,628    63,448
     1,778    65,226          108,450
91.13% 8.87% 97.27% 100.00% 2.73% 100% 60.14%

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  1. Further information: The above tally is showing a total vote of 65,226 yet the VEC had reported receiving 66432 ballot papers. This is a discrepancy of over 1206 votes. These could have been excluded due to no signature on the vote envelope. There are also a large number of votes that will arrive next week too late to be included into the count.

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