Australian Electoral Commission

Australian Electoral Commission statement: WA Senate recount requests declined

Updated: 3 October 2013

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has released its decisions today on the WA Senate recount requests submitted by the Australian Sports Party candidate, Wayne Dropulich and the Greens (WA) candidate, Scott Ludlam.

The AEC received the two requests prior to the formal declaration originally scheduled for 3.00pm (WST) on Wednesday 2 October 2013.

The requests for a recount did not identify any specific issues, which would have warranted the conduct of a recount and as a result the requests have been denied.

Mr Dropulich and Senator Ludlam have the option of appealing the decision to the AEC Electoral Commissioner under Section 278(2) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 before the declaration of the poll.

The formal declaration of the poll for the WA Senate election has been rescheduled for 11.30am on Friday, 4 October 2013 at Level 13, 200 St Georges Tce, Perth. All candidates, media and the public are invited to attend.

All 2013 federal election results are available in the Virtual Tally Room.

WA media contact:

Brendon Barlow | Public Awareness Manager
AEC Western Australia
08 6363 8026 | 0413 271 869

National media contact:

Phil Diak | Director Media

AEC, Canberra
02 6271 4415
0413 452 539

media@aec.gov.au