New Ballot Draw for Cootamundra-Gundagai

Rejected Candidates Now Approved

New Ballot Draw for Cootamundra-Gundagai

A fresh ballot draw for the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council election will be conducted tomorrow, after four councilor nominations, that had previously been rejected due to defects in the paperwork, were accepted on re-examination.

They were among 24 rejected as being defective by the close of nominations, however a number of the affected candidates approached the Electoral Commissioner to ask that their nominations be re-examined.

The Commissioner sought advice from the Crown Solicitor’s Office, and following that, the Returning Officers were asked to re-examine the nominations.

Seven of the 24 were then accepted.