Hamilton Election progress results
Election progress results now
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.
• Martin Gallagher
• Dave (Mac) Macpherson
• Leo Tooman
East Ward councillors:
• Garry Mallett
• Rob Pascoe
• Karina Green
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 are available on our website www.hamilton.co.nz/elections. Any
updates will be added here.
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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>>