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Nelson has a new Mayor

Nelson has a new Mayor

Progress results put sitting Councillor Rachel Reese taking the seat with 1429 votes ahead of first term Mayor Aldo Miccio.

The Mayoral results are:

· Rachel Reese 7477 votes

· Aldo Miccio (sitting) 6048 votes

· Brian McGurk 3018 votes

· Richard Osmaston 308 votes

Mayor Miccio was not standing for Council at large.

The progress results for the 12 Councillors will be released as soon as candidates have been informed.

There has been a 48.74% voter return in Nelson compared with 52.20% in 2010.

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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