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June 22, 2024 3:52 AM

Singleton Has Decided

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BY DI SNEDDON

The second attempt to hold Singleton Local Government Elections has been successful with nine people to be sworn into their councillor roles on August 30.

Eight of the councillors elected in December last year will return to their positions while Sarah Johnstone, who missed out in 2021 by a handful of votes, will replace Belinda Charlton.

The by-election came about because a failure of the iVote system in December.  The NSW Supreme Court determined that the failure could have impacted the result and Singleton, along with Kempsey and one ward in Shellharbour, returned to the polls on July 30.

Of the 17,286 people enrolled in Singleton, 13,259 people voted, a turn out of 76.7 per cent.

Of those 13,259 votes, 12,475 were formal votes with 5.91 per cent informal.

NSW Electoral Commission will not issue fines for those who did not vote in the 2021 election in Singleton.  If you did receive a fine, contact the Commission and you will be issued with a refund.

Fines for not voting are $55 and given the figures above, a bill of $221,485 will be issued to residents in Singleton Local Government Election who did not vote on July 30.

How Singleton Voted – First Preference

                                                BROKE  ELDERSLIE            GLENDON           JERRYS  KIRKTON    MILBRODALE              

Godfrey Adamthwaite      15         79                          22                       14            34              3

Shane Feeney                       16         24                           2                      3                  4              6

Malinda McLachlan            19          133                        40                    18             31              25

Sarah Johnstone                  11          74                           8                        5             24             11

Sue George                          23          98                          25                     14              93             9

Danny Thompson                19           64                        45                         9                9              6

Tony McNamara                 36           42                        10                        7               26             13

Belinda Charlton                  11             21                       15                       0                17               4

Tony Jarrett                          10            74                        21                      8                 20               5

Kay Sullivan                           2             17                           6                      6                  2                1

Wayne Riley                         4               8                         4                         2                  4                 9

Val Scott                                11            10                       15                       14               8                47

Hollee Jenkins                      31            26                         6                       14               21                5

                                           Mt PLEASANT    HEIGHTS SCHOOL   HIGH SCHOOL  SINGLETON PUBLIC

Godfrey Adamthwaite   4                              174                                         104                         47

Shane Feeney                   2                              52                                           25                           14

Malinda McLachlan         41                           399                                         255                         125

Sarah Johnstone              7                              150                                         127                         44

Sue George                        10                           61                                           65                           42

Danny Thompson             12                           258                                         174                         139

Tony McNamara               4                              42                                           60                           17

Belinda Charlton               6                              71                                           45                           22

Tony Jarrett                        5                              213                                         236                         82

Kay Sullivan                        2                              58                                           29                           27

Wayne Riley                       3                              22                                           28                           12

Val Scott                              3                              88                                           70                           49

Hollee Jenkins                   4                              141                                         72                           26

                                                                PREPOL                DECLARATION POLE                        POSTAL

Godfrey Adamthwaite                   696                         11                                                           67

Shane Feeney                                   162                         2                                                              18

Malinda McLachlan                         989                         15                                                           18

Sarah Johnstone                              368                         10                                                           47

Sue George                                        296                         4                                                              42

Danny Thompson                             1344                       12                                                           117

Tony McNamara                               201                         6                                                              30

Belinda Charlton                               230                         5                                                              33

Tony Jarrett                                        820                         21                                                           42

Kay Sullivan                                        246                         3                                                              7

Wayne Riley                                       90                           0                                                              8

Val Scott                                              486                         9                                                              37

Hollee Jenkins                                   446                         9                                                              52

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