Result of casual vacancy in the ACT Legislative Assembly to be known today 3 March 2016

Published 3 Mar 2016

The names of the applicants who wish to contest the casual vacancy in the electorate of Ginninderra following the resignation of Ms Mary Porter AM will be announced today at 12.30 pm by the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phillip Green.

The computerised count to determine the successful candidate will be conducted immediately after.

The names of the candidates contesting the vacancy and the results of the count will be emailed to media outlets after the conclusion of the declaration and the count at around 1.30 pm.  The names of the candidates and the results of the count will also be posted on the Elections ACT website at

ACT Legislative Assembly vacancies are filled by conducting a “count-back” of those ballot papers that elected the vacating member. In effect, those electors who voted for Ms Porter determine her replacement.

An advertisement was published on Monday 22 February 2016 in the Canberra Times inviting candidates who unsuccessfully stood in the electorate of Ginninderra at the 2012 election to contest the vacancy.  Candidates were able to put their names forward up to 12 noon today.

Media representatives and members of the public are welcome at the declaration of the names of the applicants contesting the vacancy and at the computerised count.  The declaration and the count are to be held at the ACT Legislative Assembly, Civic Square, 196 London Circuit, Canberra City.