Price, deBrenni likely new councilors

p2048-Jamie-DeBrenni-1By ERWIN CHLANDA


Jamie de Brenni (2199 votes, pictured at left) and Jacinta Price (1682 votes, at right) top-scored in the primary vote count with seven candidates standing in the town council by-election for two seats.


p2280-Jacinta-PriceWith preferences that makes Mr de Brenni and Ms Price  likely to achieve the required quota of 2595 votes to be elected.


This is based on the formal votes cast to date, which is subject to minor change with postal votes and early votes cast in Darwin.


Ms Price and Mr de Brenni exchanged preferences. A proportional representation count is used in Territory council elections.


Jason Quin (1132) was in third pace in the primary vote count, followed by Vince Jeisman (937), Barbara Shaw (804), Ryan Callander (599) and Jayne Phelps (429).


Voting closed at 6pm. The official result will be announced on Friday next week after the closure of postal votes.


There were 7782 formal votes of the 8369 votes cast, a 67% turn-out – 2% more than in the 2013 by-election. The turn-out in the 2012 full general council election was 74%. Turn-outs in full elections are usually bigger than in by-elections.


Today’s results include 70 of the 300-odd postal votes issued. Not all of these are expected to be cast or returned in time by 12 noon next Friday.



Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor

13 Comments (starting with the most recent)

NB: If you want to reply to a previous comment, start your comment with this notation: @n where n is the number of the comment you want to reply to.
  1. Ian Sharp
    Posted October 19, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Well said Jimmy Cocking. Looks like Tracker is a super snooper. As well as a spineless jellyfish.

    View Comment
  2. Maya
    Posted October 18, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Out of the three “J”, two of them had it! Congratulations.
    Now please remember this is a position at the Local Government level, not NT or Federal. You’re in for the good of Alice Springs people as a whole!

    View Comment
  3. Jimmy Cocking
    Posted October 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

    @ Tracker: Take some responsibility for who you are and use your real name … my Facebook page is my business and my personal views.
    I am not ashamed of who I am and what I stand for and hence have no reason to cover my tracks.
    Jason is a colleague and friend and I volunteered to support him in his campaign. Simple as that.
    I agree with Steve in that it was a good day for meeting the general public and engaging the community.
    Don’t sit on the sidelines Tracker – get involved, stand up and be counted!
    Put your name to your comments and be a real citizen not just a pseudonym.

    View Comment
  4. Jimmy Cocking
    Posted October 13, 2015 at 7:44 am

    @ Bob: On second thoughts it is a confluence of interest rather than a conflict.

    View Comment
  5. Steve Brown
    Posted October 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    No big secret here. I hand out how to vote cards at nearly every election returning the effort others have made on my behalf previously.
    I consider it a community service, assisting our democratic processes. I do it as an individual. I do not label my self as Deputy Mayor. I do not address voters as the Deputy Mayor. I simply treat the day as a great chance to catch up with a big cross section of the town. If you were out there giving someone a hand you’ll know what I mean, Dave.
    It’s a great community day. Further to that, Dave, I interact with people of all political persuasions having just as many discussions with those from opposing view points as I do with like minded. It all adds to the occasion.
    If you think I can influence an outcome by being there, perhaps you should be out there supporting your own beliefs. Give it a go, support someone!
    Another thought, it would be a great day to run a sausage sizzle or the like as fund raiser. Maybe you could do that Dave.

    View Comment
  6. Tracker
    Posted October 13, 2015 at 7:15 am

    @ Jimmy Cocking and @ Dave:
    Cocking promoting Jason Quin on his Facebook site while castigating Steve Brown for promoting his choice of candidate:
    Need to cover your tracks better than that Sunshine – as my copper uncle used to say.

    View Comment
  7. Dave
    Posted October 13, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Bob, given Steve is Deputy Mayor it is a conflict. Say Damien Ryan told everyone to go and vote for Jason Quin on the front page of the newspaper that would also be a conflict.

    View Comment
  8. Bob Durnan
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Why would it be a conflict of interest for Steve Brown to hand out how to vote cards, Jimmy Cocking (Posted October 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm)?

    View Comment
  9. Jimmy Cocking
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    @ Dave: “I heard that Steve Brown, Deputy Major, was handing out how to vote cards for one of the candidates. I would have thought this would be a conflict of interest.”
    Deputy Mayor Steve Brown was actually handing out how to vote cards for both CLP-supported candidates (Jamie and Jacinta – for those who are unsure) at Braitling on Saturday afternoon. I too wondered if this was a conflict of interest.

    View Comment
  10. Dave
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 6:39 am

    I heard that Steve Brown, Deputy Major, was handing out how to vote cards for one of the candidates. I would have thought this would be a conflict of interest.

    View Comment
  11. Byjingalo
    Posted October 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Good analysis, Alex.

    View Comment
  12. Alex Hope
    Posted October 11, 2015 at 9:45 am

    My impression from past elections with a big field is that the final count tends to regress to the mean. I think many voters go: 1, 2, 3 then oh don’t know her 7, 6, and then randomly assign 4 and 5.
    Since voting is polar the left and right candidates will often cancel each other out, and one of the lesser known candidates may defeat the most popular on primary vote with preferences, and another bland nonentity will be elected. Not that it matters as whoever wins the Council Clerk and his team will still be wagging the dog.
    Will be interesting to see how it turns out this time.

    View Comment
  13. Sean
    Posted October 11, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Congratulations to de Brenni and Price. Now the work starts. Please don’t go in there trying to run the joint. Get the training on how council, elected reps work, learn it, understand it, respect the current members and be effective for the team and us.

    View Comment

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *