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Hamilton Election progress results

Election progress results now available
Attached are the progress results for the Hamilton City Council elections, as at 12.05pm 12 October 2013.

These include the results for the positions of Mayor and councillor, the fluoride referendum and the Electoral System poll.

Progress results indicate that Julie Hardaker has been re-elected as Mayor of Hamilton.

West Ward councillors:
• Martin Gallagher
• Andrew King
• Dave (Mac) Macpherson
• Angela O’Leary
• Leo Tooman
• Ewan Wilson

East Ward councillors:
• Margaret Forsyth
• Garry Mallett
• Philip Yeung
• Rob Pascoe
• Gordon Chesterman
• Karina Green

Progress results are based on all votes returned to the Electoral Office by the end of yesterday (Friday 11 October). The remaining votes will be counted this afternoon and the preliminary results will be announced later today.

Results (Progressive)

These results are available on our website www.hamilton.co.nz/elections. Any updates will be added here.

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Gordon Campbell:
On First Time Voting (Centre Right)

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.

One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:

As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.

But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>

 

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