16 September 2010
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):
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," Jenni said.
"Approximately 97% of voters cast their ballot Above-The-Line on the Senate ballot paper while 3% voted Below-The-Line," she said.
The successful candidates will be formally declared elected at 10am 17 September 2010 at:
Central Senate Scrutiny Centre
568 Collins St
Melbourne Vic 3000
All candidates, members of the media and the public are welcome to attend.
For further details of the 2010 federal election results, visit the AEC's Virtual Tally Room
Clare Lapworth AEC – Public Affairs