NEW Norfolk’s Michelle Dracoulis has been elected to a seat on the Derwent Valley Council after practically outpolling all the other candidates combined, as counting of the 2022 by-election continues at the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.
Counting of votes for the vacant position of mayor is being rechecked and it is expected this position will be determined after the distribution of preferences, according to information from scrutineers at the vote count.
Ms Dracoulis polled just over 50% of the vote, receiving 1850 first preferences from the voters, ahead of Peter Binny with 718 votes, Phil Bingley with 624 and Tony Nicholson with 468.
In the mayoral election, Cr Jessica Cosgrove received just under 25% of the vote, polling 899 votes. This is just ahead of Ms Dracoulis on 856 votes. Cr Julie Triffett received 724 votes, Peter Binny 514, Phil Bingley 402 and Tony Nicholson 262. Distribution of preferences is now under way.
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