It’s been a few weeks now since the Victorian Local Government elections for all the Councils (excluding Greater Geelong) occured.
The results have been finalised for the ward where I ran (Solway Ward) within the City of Boroondara.
The system used is a preferential system, this means that the preferences are distributed from those who recieve the least amount of votes (where there are more than two candidates).
After preferences were distributed I recieved 41.82% of the final votes and my main opponent; 58.18%. As there is only one Councillor elected per ward, they were elected.
The overall experience was at times fun, a great learning experience and at other times stressful, especially when trying to juggle full time study and work at the same time.
I would very much encourage anybody who is considering running in the future to do so.
The amount of work you put in, how you campaign and the amount you are willing to spend is all at your own discretion.
I am very happy with the results, especially because I had never run before.
Thank you again to all my supporters.