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Election Summary
Due to the resignation of a member of the Council, and an existing Council vacancy, a supplementary election was held in March 2021 to fill two vacancies for Area Councillor for Kangaroo Island Council.

Three candidates competed in the election, and on Wednesday 3 March 2021 Richard Cotterill and David Mephams were declared elected.

Detailed election results and other information about the election can be found below.

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Timetable
Ballot paper draw
Candidates
Daily Returns
Count Summary
First preference votes
Distribution of preferences

Timetable
Roll close 5pm, Monday 21 December 2020
Opening of nominations Thursday 14 January 2021
Nominations close 12 noon, Thursday 28 January 2021
Dispatch of ballot material to electors Tuesday 9 February 2021 to Monday 15 February 2021
Close of voting (Polling Day) 12 noon, Monday 1 March 2021
Scrutiny and count 9am, Wednesday 3 March 2021  
Ballot Paper Draw
The draw for ballot paper order for the Kangaroo Island Council was live streamed at 4pm on Thursday 28 January 2021.
A recording of the ballot paper draw is available on YOUTUBE LIVE STREAM
Candidates
At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Thursday 28 January 2021, a total of three nominations were received and accepted for the supplementary election. In accordance with the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, a draw was held after the close of nominations to determine the order in which names of candidates would appear on the ballot paper and the result of the draw was as follows:
 Profiles of each of these candidates are available by clicking their names above.
Daily Returns
Kangaroo 26
Count Summary
Enrolled voters: 3446
Envelopes returned: 1098
Envelopes accepted: 1086
Envelopes  rejected: 12
Ballot papers not returned in envelope:  2
Voter participation: 1098 (31.86% of the total enrolment)
Formal votes: 1054
Informal votes: 30
Quota: 352
First preference votes
Below are the first preference votes received by the candidates in the order they appeared on the ballot paper. Percentages have been rounded to two decimal places.
Candidate First pref. votes Percentage 
COTTERILL, Richard 451  42.79%
COMPTON, Sharon 180  17.08%
MEPHAM, David 423  40.13%
Distribution of preferences
As Richard COTTERILL and David MEPHAM each obtained a number of first preference votes greater than the quota of 352 they have been declared elected.
To view the distribution of votes refer to the Results (122 Kb XLS ).
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