Federal Election 21 August 2010
VIC Australian Electoral Commission Officer Mrs. Jenni McMullan
Victorian Senators Have Been Decided
Victor P Taffa
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that the count for the election of six Senators for Victoria was completed earlier today.
The successful candidates for the six Senate vacancies for Victoria are (in order of their election):
- Kim John CARR Australian Labor Party
- Michael RONALDSON Liberal/The Nationals
- Richard DI NATALE Australian Greens
- Stephen Michael CONROY Australian Labor Party
- Bridget McKENZIE Liberal/The Nationals
- John MADIGAN Democratic Labor party (DLP) of Australia
The Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria, Mrs Jenni McMullan said that the Senate count had involved the keying-in of votes into a computerised system, and today an automated process was used to distribute preferences and determine the six elected candidates.
“As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates.” Mrs. McMullan said.
“Approximately 97% of voters cast their ballot Above-The-Line on the Senate ballot paper while 3% voted Below-The-Line.” Mrs. McMullan said.
The successful candidates will be formally declared elected at 10.00 am 17 September 2010 at:
Central Senate Scrutiny Centre
568 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
All candidates, members of the media and the public are welcome to attend.