Renfrewshire Council

Ward 2 Renfrew South and Gallowhill by-election 2016

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I declare that the result of the election in Ward 2 - Renfrew South and Gallowhill is as follows.

There are 1 councillors to be elected.

The percentage poll was 26.18%. There were 2,740 valid papers and 22 rejected papers.

The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 1,371.

The first preference votes received by each of the candidates and the stage at which any candidate was elected is as follows:

Name of candidateNumber of first preference votesStage at which candidate has been elected
Mark DOUGAN366 
Edward GRADY1,012 
Jim PATERSON1,3094


Of the total ballot papers, the following were rejected as void and not counted on account of:

Adjudication Reject ReasonNumber
Which does not bear a unique identifying mark in a form that is capable of being read by electronic means0
On which the figure '1' standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for some candidate10
On which the figure '1' standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate12
On which anything is written or marked by which the voter can be identified except the printed number and other unique identifying mark on the back0
Which is marked or void for uncertainty0
Total number of ballot papers rejected22

Sandra Black
Returning Officer
Friday 12 August