This afternoon the Australian Electoral Commission declared the final result for the Federal Election for the seat of Boothby.
I am honoured to have been re-elected as the Member for Boothby by our community. I will continue to work as hard as I can to represent our community in the Federal Parliament as part of the Morrison Liberal government. I will also continue to work as hard as I can to listen to, and deliver for, all our local residents.
Over the next three years, I look forward to working with local residents, businesses, schools, community groups and sporting clubs to achieve this and to build on our significant achievements together over the past three years.
Sincere thanks to all of the staff and volunteers at the Australian Electoral Commission for their professionalism and hard work over the past few months. Co-ordinating postal, pre-poll and election day voting in an electorate as large as Boothby, with more than 120,000 voters, requires a huge effort that does not end at the close of polls. The AEC has worked tirelessly since 18 May to ensure every vote was counted and recorded in accordance with our democratic right and Australian electoral laws.
Fittingly, it was the namesake of our electorate of Boothby, William Robinson Boothby CMG, who pioneered the secret ballot and helped shape the ballot paper and electoral system as we know it today. He was also the Returning Officer for the first House of Representatives election in South Australia in 1901 and, prior to his death, completed the 1903 redistribution of federal electoral divisions in South Australia. It is an honour to once again represent the seat of Boothby, which was created in 1903, and our local community.