AEC nearing official poll declarations in Longman and Perth by-elections

Updated: 10 August 2018

The AEC will work tomorrow to complete the distribution of preferences required in the Longman and Perth by-elections with the aim to officially declare each poll this weekend.

Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers said that today’s legislated deadline for the receipt of any final declaration votes allows the AEC to now complete the required counts and meet the legislative requirements for declaration.

We are obviously conscious of Parliament resuming on Monday and anticipate being able to officially declare each poll this weekend and return the writs on Monday morning,” Mr Rogers said.

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