Alpine Shire to welcome new Councillor

22 December 2021
Community

Cr Vincent has accepted an exciting employment position that would present a conflict of interest if she was to remain a Councillor.

Cr Vincent’s resignation from her Councillor role will be effective from today, and she will commence her role with Tourism North East in January. 

Mayor Sarah Nicholas congratulated Cr Vincent for her compassion, hard work and dedication during the past year as a Councillor. 

“It’s been a great pleasure to work with Cr Vincent.  Her inclusiveness, balanced views, empathy and commitment to our communities have been an asset to us all,” she said. 

“I wish her all the very best for the future.  She will be missed on Council as someone who always had the best interest of the community at the forefront of her decision-making, it has been a privilege to work with her.” 

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will now conduct a countback procedure to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Cr Vincent.

All candidates unelected in the 2020 election, and who are still eligible to be a councillor, are automatically included in the countback.

All votes from the original election are included in the countback.

To be successful at a countback, a participating candidate needs to achieve a quota. The quota for election in the countback is the same quota that applied to the count in the 2020 council election.

If there are no remaining eligible candidates to participate in a countback, a by-election is required.

You can read more about how the VEC conducts a countback on their website vec.vic.gov.au/voting/types-of-elections/council-countbacks-and-by-elections

Cr Nicholas said she looks forward to welcoming a new Councillor on board. 

“We will keep the community up-to-date - I look forward to introducing our new Councillor to the community.”

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