NSW LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION RESULTS 2012
The New South Wales Electoral Commission Virtual Tally Room contains election results for the Local Government elections held on 8 September 2012.
Welcome to the NSWEC Virtual Tally Room (VTR) for the NSW Local Government Elections 2012 (LGE2012).
Elections being conducted by NSWEC
The legislation covering Local Government elections was recently changed to give Councils the opportunity to conduct their own elections if they wished. The vast majority of Councils have decided to continue to use the expertise and experience of the NSWEC.
Councils conducting their own elections are identified on the Results by Local Government Area page by an asterisk.
The VTR contains results for all contests conducted by NSWEC and elections conducted by the Council. The VTR operates throughout the election event and contains results from election night through to the declaration of the successful Councillor candidates, Mayoral candidates, and the final results of referendums and polls.
Sub menus on the left provide current results and information about the current status of each election or contest. Details of each status with an associated description are contained on the bottom of each of the status pages.
General information for each council
For more detailed background information about each Local Government Area (Council) go to our Event website at Local Government Election 2012
For detailed results for a Local Government Area (Council) go to Results by Local Government Area (those conducted by NSWEC only)
Progress of Counts
The Status Results by Contest Type (those conducted by NSWEC only) available from the menu on the left shows a schedule of the current status for each contests by type.
Count of Votes
As a result of the different types of counting methods required for these elections, some counts were conducted manually and locally by the returning officer, whilst the more complex Councillor counts, were conducted using the NSWEC counting software at either the NSWEC Local Government Count Centre in Sydney or at a Regional Counting centre.
There were 253 Councillor elections for which the NSWEC conducted an election. 29 of these were uncontested. The remaining 224 of the elections conducted by the NSWEC, have been counted using the NSWEC proportional representation counting system. Markings from each ballot paper were data entered into the system at either the Local Government Counting Centre (LGCC) or in a Regional Count centre.
Mayoral, Referendums and Polls
There were 26 Councils for which the NSWEC conducted an election for Mayor. All were contested. There were 8 Referendums and 6 Polls conducted.
These have all been counted locally and manually by the returning officer. Final distribution of preference counts for Mayor commenced on Tuesday 11 September.
Councils Administering Own Elections
Some 14 Councils administered their own elections at the general election. These Councils' results are reported on this website but the NSW Electoral Commission takes no responsibility for their accuracy (see disclaimer on Council pages).