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New councillor for Moreland City Council
Jess Dorney has been elected as a councillor for South Ward, within Moreland City Council, after the Victorian Electoral Commission conducted a countback of votes at 5.00 pm yesterday.
The Returning Officer, Charmaine Morel, declared the result after a countback of votes from the general election held in October 2016.
Only those candidates who were unsuccessful at the general election and who were still eligible to be elected were included in the countback process.
The extraordinary vacancy arose due to the resignation of Councillor Samantha Ratnam.
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